Applications Engineer in San Jose Salary

The average salary for an Applications Engineer in San Jose, California is $93,229 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sales Engineering and C programming Language.

$65,044 - $131,101
$65K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,090
10%
50%
90%

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$0$140K
Salary $65,044 - $131,101
Bonus $1,532 - $15,973
Profit Sharing $8,000
Commission $18,000
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$66,561 - $140,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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.

About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

Applications Engineer Job Listings

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 $89,000 based on 35 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 $129,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Applications Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 11 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 $137,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲29%

National Average
$99,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

Sales Engineering
▲13%

C programming Language
▲12%

National Average
$99,000

Production Support
▼3%

Technical Sales
▼5%

Engineering Design
▼7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼15%

C++
▼15%

C
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 2%