Senior Applications Engineer Salary

Senior Applications Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly one-half of Senior Applications Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $73K to $130K per year, but expected earnings average $93K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Applications Engineers approaches anywhere from $73K on the lower end to $130K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Applications Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$70,595 - $120,818
$71K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,616
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50%
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Salary $70,595 - $120,818
Bonus $998 - $15,035
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $11,745
Commission $27,219
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$72,543 - $130,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 397

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Job Description for Senior Applications Engineer

Senior applications engineers are responsible for providing expert-level technical support for system protection and automation duties in their organization. They are in charge of handling engineering tasks related to machine functioning, and one of their main responsibilities includes the developing and testing of applications that satisfy product needs. They review material specifications, select products that meet cost requirements and customer needs, and make detailed technical presentations to customers and their management team that show advantages of using certain applications over the competition.

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Senior Applications Engineer Tasks

  • Research, document, and act as subject matter expert on specified applications.
  • Participate in design and improvement processes.
  • Coordinate data across teams to create coherent products and communication with clients.
  • Manage project schedules, including testing and delivery to customers.

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Popular Skills for Senior Applications Engineer


Senior Applications Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Java, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. C# and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Technical Sales and Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Applications Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Applications Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Applications Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Applications Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 183 salaries. An experienced Senior Applications Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 177 salaries. A Senior Applications Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,116

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Applications Engineers, Santa Clara provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Senior Applications Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+27 percent), Houston (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (12 percent less) and Troy (11 percent less).

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Applications Engineer?

Senior Applications Engineer in Houston:
"Very good experience."
Pros: Nice work environment , superb boss and I know what I need to do.
Cons: Less pay.

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Key Stats for Senior Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$96,000

▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲17%

Java
▲15%

Software Architecture
▲14%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
▲14%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲11%


Product Development
▲4%

Systems Engineering
▲2%

Technical Sales
▲1%

National Average
$96,000



C#
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 5%
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