Senior Applications Engineer Salary

The majority of Senior Applications Engineers in the United States — roughly one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $73K to $131K per year, and the median is $93K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Applications Engineers stretch from $73K on the lower end to $131K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$70,702 - $122,008
$71K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,250
10%
50%
90%

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$30.43 - $67.50
$43
MEDIAN: $43.26
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$0$132K
Salary $70,702 - $122,008
Bonus $1,008 - $15,477
Profit Sharing $206.08 - $16,336
Commission $27,514
Total Pay (?
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$72,449 - $132,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 400
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $43.26
Overtime $39.75
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $1,008 - $15,477
Commission $27,514
Profit Sharing $206.08 - $16,336
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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$72,449 - $132,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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


Senior Applications Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of 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: $96,454

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

For Senior Applications Engineers, busy Santa Clara offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 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). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Atlanta and 11 percent less in Troy, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Applications Engineer?

Senior Applications Engineer in Houston:
"Very good experience."
Pros: Nice work environment , superb boss and I know what I need to do.
Cons: Less pay.

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Key Stats for Senior Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$96,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Applications Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲16%

Java
▲14%

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
▲14%

Software Architecture
▲13%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲10%


Product Development
▲4%

Systems Engineering
▲1%

Technical Sales
▼0%

National Average
$96,000



C#
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%
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