$68,680
Avg. Salary
$25.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,971

Bonus

$2,936

Profit Sharing

$6,145

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Applications Engineer is $25.48 per hour.

The average pay for an Applications Engineer is $68,680 per year.

10%
$16.47
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$25.48
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$40.23
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MEDIAN $25.48
10%
$51k
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$69k
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$96k
90%
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MEDIAN $68,680
$50,822 - $96,019
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MEDIAN: $68,680
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$0$99K
Salary $50,822 - $96,019
Bonus $502 - $10,212
Profit Sharing $497 - $10,031
Commission $1,216 - $19,727
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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$50,583 - $99,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,217
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $16.47 - $40.23
Overtime $20.71 - $52.79
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $502 - $10,212
Commission $1,216 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $497 - $10,031
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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$50,583 - $99,677
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 255

Job Description for Applications Engineer

Applications engineers work in many different industries and create, implement and maintain computer applications and software tailored to an organization's or customer's needs. This can be done by either modifying current software or completely designing a new project. Application engineers' work environments are generally in an office setting with much of their time spent in front of a computer testing and writing software. They may also work with teams of other engineers that break apart a large task into smaller ones for easier manageability, and they will usually have a manager that they work under. The industries that employ application engineers range from healthcare and finance, to sales and marketing, so there are many types of career options for application engineers. Banks hire them to create online banking applications for their customers and mechanical industries can hire them to program large machines for production.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Applications Engineer


Applications Engineers flock to Texas Instruments, Inc., National Instruments Corporation, Extron Electronics, General Electric (GE) Energy, and Flowserve Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Baker Hughes Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $100K. Texas Instruments, Inc., General Electric (GE) Energy, and Ametek, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Applications Engineers earning around $90K, $81K, or $75K at each firm, respectively.

77 percent lower than the top payer, Extron Electronics offers a median salary of just $56K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Autoliv Inc. ($60K), FLSmidth ($60K), and Schneider Electric Ltd ($62K).

Common Career Paths for Applications Engineer


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At the upper end, Applications Engineers who move into an Applications Engineering Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Applications Engineering Managers is a much higher $105K per year. The most common career progression for Applications Engineers leads to becoming a Mechanical Engineer, where pay is typically $64K. However, many Applications Engineers also opt to become Senior Applications Engineers, a position that pays $95K on average.

Applications Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Applications Engineer


Applications Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Product Development, Sales Engineering, and Technical Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, autodesk autocad, and Computer Aided Design. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Applications Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 1,427 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An 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 $75,000 based on 550 salaries. An experienced Applications Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 320 salaries. An 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 $87,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,835

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Applications Engineers, 42 percent higher than the national average. Applications Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Troy (+20 percent), Austin (+19 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Milwaukee and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 781 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

▲25%

▲23%

▲8%

National Average
$70,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries


C++
▲3%




National Average
$70,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%




▼7%





▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 781 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%