Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Wages for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. In the world of Software Apps Development Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $79K and $146K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $21K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Software Apps Development Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,619 - $132,033
(Median)
$78K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,162
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$18.44 - $70.96
(Median)
$18
$48
$71
MEDIAN: $48.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,619 - $132,033  
   
Bonus
$1,542 - $20,657  
Profit Sharing
$2,032 - $10,067  
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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$79,017 - $145,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.44 - $70.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,542 - $20,657  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,032 - $10,067  
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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$79,017 - $145,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Application development managers for computer software are responsible for leading the development of computer software and managing a team of software development engineers. They work with the staff to motivate them and provide overall project direction, along with technical expertise when required. Additionally, application development managers are also part of the hiring process, and they help train new hires as well. The typical day for application development managers might include several project update meetings with development team members, providing updates for leaders within their organization, helping resolve technical and logistical problems, and managing direct reports. They work in an office environment, usually with a computer, throughout most of the day.

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Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Tasks

  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


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Software Apps Development Managers who move on to become Software Engineering Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Software Engineering Directors get paid an average of $136K per year. With an annual salary of $126K, IT Applications Development Director is the most common role for Software Apps Development Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Information Technology Director role — which usually pays $101K — is also typical for Software Apps Development Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Java, JavaScript, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

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


Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $95K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $101K. Software Apps Development Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $117K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Software Apps Development Managers report making only $115K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Software Apps Development Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Dallas (+5 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Houston (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries



National Average
$112,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

People Management
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Java
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Oracle
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.NET
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UNIX
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SQL
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HTML
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National Average
$112,000

ASP.NET
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Visual Basic (VB)
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C#
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VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%