Senior Applications Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $70K to $129K per year, median earnings come to $93K annually. In the world of Senior Applications Engineers, overall income ranges from $70K near the bottom to $129K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $17K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Senior Applications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,456 - $120,111
(Median)
$68K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,984
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,456 - $120,111  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,931  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $16,638  
Commission
$2,061 - $58,175  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,122 - $129,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$40.78  
   
Overtime
$39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,931  
   
Commission
$2,061 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $16,638  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,122 - $129,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Applications Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Applications Engineers deploy a deep pool of 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 familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Technical Sales and Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Applications Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Senior Applications Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $85K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $94K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $102K. Senior Applications Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $108K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Applications Engineer Salaries



National Average
$96,000



Skills That Affect Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 17%

Java
up arrow 15%

Software Architecture
up arrow 14%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 14%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 11%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 2%

Technical Sales
0%

National Average
$96,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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