With slightly more than half of Senior Applications Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Applications Engineers is $93K annually and can range from $71K on the lower end to $132K per year near the higher end. In the world of Senior Applications Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $71K and $132K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $12K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,054 - $121,120
$69K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,117
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$28.22 - $61.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,054 - $121,120  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $15,254  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $12,208  
Commission
$27,219  
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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$70,664 - $131,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$37.45  
   
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
$251.68 - $15,254  
   
Commission
$27,219  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $12,208  
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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$70,664 - $131,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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 takers working as Senior Applications Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Engineering Design, Semiconductor, Software Architecture, and Java 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 skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $84K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $94K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $109K.

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Key Stats for Senior Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%
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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%

Software Architecture
up arrow 14%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 14%

Java
up arrow 11%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 10%


Product Development
up arrow 4%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 2%

Technical Sales
0%

National Average
$96,000



C#
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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