Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Software Apps Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $106K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Software Apps Development Managers bottoms out near $78K and approaches $147K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Software Apps Development Managers are male. Job satisfaction for Software Apps Development Managers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,715 - $134,227
(Median)
$78K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $106,392
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90%

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$18.25 - $85.00
(Median)
$18
$34
$85
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,715 - $134,227  
   
Bonus
$1,184 - $20,704  
Profit Sharing
$1,991 - $10,045  
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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$78,252 - $147,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $79.46  
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
$1,184 - $20,704  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,991 - $10,045  
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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$78,252 - $147,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Many Software Apps Development Managers move into a Software Engineering role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $136K per year. The most common promotion for Software Apps Development Managers is an Information Technology Director position, which usually brings in $101K a year. Another standard transition for Software Apps Development Managers seeking advancement is to assume an IT Applications Development Director role, where pay is often $127K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Software Apps Development Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, People Management, Oracle, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, VB.Net, and Visual Basic. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent 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.


The relatively untested earn a median of $93K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $102K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $118K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Software Apps Development Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+7 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (6 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries



National Average
$113,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 10%

Oracle
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$113,000

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

VB.Net
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
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: 76% employee benefits None: 5%
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