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Become A Field Applications Engineer

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Working As A Field Applications Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $85,651

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Applications Engineer Do

The key role of a Field Applications Engineer is to develop technical solutions for the customers of a company. They work with manufacturer's representatives, regional sales managers, and customers of a company.

How To Become A Field Applications Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.


Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.


Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Field Applications Engineer Career Paths

Field Applications Engineer
Field Sales Engineer Regional Sales Manager Program Manager
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Marketing Manager General Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Director, Product Marketing
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Product Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Field Applications Engineer Senior Applications Engineer Project Manager
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Management Consultant Product Manager
Product Manager, Mobile
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Applications Engineer Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager Sales And Marketing Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Product Marketing Manager Senior Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Applications Engineer Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Field Sales Engineer District Sales Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Sales Engineer Regional Sales Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Sales Engineer Sales Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Field Applications Engineer Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Japanese

  • German

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Cantonese

  • Italian

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Portuguese

  • Bosnian

  • Bengali

  • Russian

  • Tamil

  • Shanghaiese

  • Greek

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Real Field Applications Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Field Applications Engineering Thermagon, Inc. Cleveland, OH Sep 29, 2015 $175,727 -
Field Applications Engineer, Principal Broadcom Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Oct 21, 2015 $175,000
Field Application Engineer CEVA Development Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 20, 2016 $159,370
Field Applications Engineer, SR. Principal Broadcom Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Nov 03, 2016 $152,776
Field Applications Engineer, SR. Principal Broadcom Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Aug 29, 2016 $148,803
Field Applications Engineer Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc. Milpitas, CA Aug 13, 2015 $148,000 -
Staff Field Applications Engineer Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation San Francisco, CA Jul 01, 2016 $145,933 -
Principal Field Application Engineer 6Wind USA Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 01, 2016 $142,000 -
Field Applications Engineer, Principal-Test Broadcom Corporation Santa Clara, CA Aug 01, 2015 $141,960
Field Applications Engineer NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 19, 2015 $141,960
Field Applications Engineer, Staff Synopsys, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 16, 2016 $140,000 -
Field Applications Engineer, Senior Altera Corporation San Jose, CA Sep 03, 2015 $138,019
Field Applications Engineer Intel Americas Santa Clara, CA Oct 18, 2016 $137,093 -
Lead Field Applications Engineer Atrenta Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 04, 2016 $136,000
Lead Field Applications Engineer Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. San Mateo, CA Jun 21, 2016 $113,400
Field Applications Engineer (IC 5) KLA-Tencor Corporation Meridian, ID Jan 22, 2015 $113,400
Staff Field Applications Engineer Atmel Corporation Addison, TX Sep 05, 2015 $112,570 -
Field Applications Engineer Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Irvine, CA Apr 04, 2016 $112,363
Field Applications Engineer Autosplice, Inc. San Diego, CA Feb 24, 2016 $112,200
Field Applications Engineer Autosplice, Inc. San Diego, CA Aug 31, 2015 $112,200
Field Application Engineer TYCO Electronics Corporation, A Te Connectivity Ltd. Company Kansas City, MO Feb 16, 2015 $110,000
Field Application Engineer EASI LLC Farmington Hills, MI Jul 15, 2016 $95,313
Director, Field Applications Engineering Plug Power Inc. NY Mar 21, 2016 $95,287
Field Applications Engineer Synopsys, Inc. Austin, TX Sep 03, 2015 $95,254 -
Field Application Engineer Teradyne, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 17, 2015 $94,920
Field Application Engineer Chelsio Communications, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 21, 2015 $94,500
Field Applications Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Jul 30, 2015 $94,162 -
Field Application Engineer TYCO Electronics Corporation High Point, NC Oct 19, 2016 $94,000

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Top Skills for A Field Applications Engineer


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Top Field Applications Engineer Skills

  1. Product Line
  2. Hardware
  3. FAE
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Entrusted with >40 product lines and became expert in micro controller, analog, and power supply design.
  • Assisted strategic customers with system design for absolute lowest power usage, hardware design, troubleshooting, and software support.
  • Produced and presented technical education Power Point presentations to the national sales team and fellow FAE's at conferences.
  • Recognized as the Automotive Design Win of the Year by ON Semiconductor.
  • Market Analysis and Marketing Development - Lead market analysis and development activities for the Anadigm Vortex programmable analog devices.

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