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How Much Does a Senior Applications Engineer Earn In The United States?

Senior Applications Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$107,000
$85,000
$107,000
$135,000
The average senior applications engineer makes about $107,376 per year. That's $51.62 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $85,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $135,000. Many of senior applications engineers seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior applications engineers tend to work at health care, finance, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, California and Washington pay senior applications engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Applications Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior applications engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Applications Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, California and Washington, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior applications engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Dakota, Indiana, and Hawaii.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range99k - 148k$121k$121,260

Seattle, WA

Salary Range89k - 128k$107k$107,239

New York, NY

Salary Range84k - 125k$103k$103,456

San Antonio, TX

Salary Range83k - 122k$101k$100,888

Milford, CT

Salary Range81k - 120k$99k$98,933

Natick, MA

Salary Range81k - 120k$99k$98,853

Hillsboro, OR

Salary Range80k - 115k$96k$96,453

Plymouth, MN

Salary Range81k - 113k$96k$95,875

Chicago, IL

Salary Range81k - 112k$96k$95,676

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range77k - 114k$94k$94,263
$74k
$148k

High Paying Senior Applications Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Applications Engineers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Palo Alto Networks and Walmart as they offer the highest salaries for senior applications engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Palo Alto Networks
Salary Range119k - 136k$127k$127,293
Walmart
Salary Range118k - 132k$125k$125,335
Artcom
Salary Range117k - 132k$125k$125,124
Personal Capital
Salary Range116k - 131k$124k$123,949
YourPeople
Salary Range117k - 130k$124k$123,924
Apple
Salary Range113k - 135k$124k$123,810
Corning
Salary Range113k - 135k$124k$123,679
Staples
Salary Range116k - 130k$123k$123,453
Williams Sonoma
Salary Range114k - 128k$121k$121,483
Amazon.com
Salary Range113k - 129k$121k$120,949
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$136k

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    How Much Do Senior Applications Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    Senior applications engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, finance, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a senior applications engineer can make a yearly salary of $111,591 while working for health care companies. All the while, other senior applications engineers are making $109,202 at finance companies and $106,493 at technology companies. One industry senior applications engineers may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $94,034.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Health Care

    Salary Range98k - 126k$112k$111,591

    Finance

    Salary Range101k - 117k$109k$109,202

    Technology

    Salary Range95k - 118k$106k$106,493

    Automotive

    Salary Range93k - 114k$103k$103,498

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range85k - 103k$94k$94,034
    $85k
    $126k

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    $170,000
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    $150,000
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    $160,000
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    $166,960
    $166,960
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    12/22/2020
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    $156,525
    $156,525
    12/22/2020
    SR. Application Engineer
    SR. Application Engineer
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    12/19/2020
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    $114,785
    $114,785
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