Senior Applications Engineer Salary

Over one-half of Senior Applications Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $71K to $132K per year, and the average comes out to $93K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Applications Engineers — including $15K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $71K to $132K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,257 - $121,446
$69K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,724
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50%
90%

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$33.54 - $64.09
$42
MEDIAN: $41.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,257 - $121,446  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $16,380  
Commission
$27,514  
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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$71,322 - $131,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$41.98  
   
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
$494.35 - $15,152  
   
Commission
$27,514  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $16,380  
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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$71,322 - $131,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Most people who know Engineering Design also know 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: $96,319

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

Santa Clara offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Applications Engineers, 44 percent above 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). The lowest-paying market is Tulsa, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Troy earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$96,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲17%

Java
▲14%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
▲14%

Software Architecture
▲13%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲10%


Product Development
▲4%

Systems Engineering
▲2%

Technical Sales
▼0%

National Average
$96,000



C#
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 5%