Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salary

Compensation for IT Applications Development Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($127K). With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $21K, overall incomes of IT Applications Development Directors spread between $91K and $178K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, IT Applications Development Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,729 - $156,646
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $127,014
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Salary
$89,729 - $156,646  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $30,333  
Profit Sharing
$1,762 - $20,685  
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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$90,848 - $178,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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Job Description for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems

Applications development directors for IT (information technology)/information systems are high-level managers that design and oversee IT projects that the organization will use to improve operations; they may also develop these applications for outside sales. The development director coordinates all team leads on the development project, as well as sets measurable goals and deadlines for these teams and stays in contact with team leads to ensure the project proceeds on schedule. These projects may be as diverse as developing a new intranet for company use and developing new reporting and assessment tools to be shared across departments and teams. The director is often responsible for continuing to improve applications that help maintain and improve the security of sensitive organizational emails.

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Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Tasks

  • Manage departmental budget, create forecasts, and react to emergent conditions.
  • Drive documentation of application and market objectives for reports to internal groups.
  • Manage application development teams from initial inception of ideas to working with sales on the product.
  • Seek, hire, and retain a strong, collaborative team of application development experts.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems


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IT Applications Development Directors who transition into an upper level Chief Information Officer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Chief Information Officer makes $145K a year.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems


IT Applications Development Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Agile, Mobile applications development, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Those listing .NET as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Business Analysis and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $93K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $122K. For IT Applications Development Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $142K. IT Applications Development Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $148K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salaries



National Average
$138,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Agile
up arrow 7%

Mobile applications development
up arrow 7%

Web Development
up arrow 6%

Business Intelligence
up arrow 6%

Software Development Management
up arrow 3%

Software Architecture
up arrow 3%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$138,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%


Business Analysis
up arrow 20%

.NET
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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