Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Salaries for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Total cash earnings of Software Apps Development Managers range from $77K on the low end to $147K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $21K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Male Software Apps Development Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Software Apps Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$77,013 - $133,934
(Median)
$77K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $106,197
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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
$77,013 - $133,934  
   
Bonus
$1,035 - $20,689  
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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$77,327 - $147,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,035 - $20,689  
   
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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$77,327 - $147,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. More often than not, an Information Technology Director role is the next step for Software Apps Development Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Information Technology Directors is usually $101K. Many Software Apps Development Managers choose to take on an IT Applications Development Director role instead, where salaries are typically $127K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Software Apps Development Managers report using 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, VB.Net, and Visual Basic. 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.


Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $93K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $102K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $118K in this role. For some reason, Software Apps Development Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Software Apps Development Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional 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. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Denver (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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 4%

.NET
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

HTML
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$113,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

VB.Net
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 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: 4%
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