Average Applications Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Applications Engineer is $69,559.
MEDIAN $69,559
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$51k - $98k
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$51k - $101k

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Job Description for Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer Tasks
  • Support in the design, development and modification of computer applications and programs.
  • Write technical specifications to design or redesign computer solutions.
  • Participate in overall systems testing.
The top respondents for the job title Applications Engineer are from the companies Texas Instruments, Inc., Flowserve Corporation and Johnson Controls Inc. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $76,308. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Instruments, Inc. and Johnson Controls Inc, earning around $74,626 and $71,385, respectively. Schneider Electric Ltd pays the lowest at around $64,032. National Instruments Corporation and Cummins, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,232 and $69,388, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Engineer

Skills in Sales Engineering, Technical Sales and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer

An entry-level Applications Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,014 based on 1,014 salaries. An early career Applications Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,511 based on 2,265 salaries. A mid-career Applications Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,083 based on 1,012 salaries. An experienced Applications Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,048 based on 569 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,030.
Employees with Applications Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.0% less).

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