Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Wages for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Cash earnings for Software Apps Development Managers — which occasionally include more than $26K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $85K to approximately $158K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Software Apps Development Managers (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$86,322 - $145,222
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $115,887
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$23.50 - $47.14
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MEDIAN: $30.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,322 - $145,222  
   
Bonus
$1,993 - $25,836  
Profit Sharing
$38.78 - $13,395  
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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$85,392 - $158,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$30.52  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,993 - $25,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$38.78 - $13,395  
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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$85,392 - $158,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


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Though it's uncommon, some Software Apps Development Managers move into roles as Software Engineering Directors, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $139K per year. Becoming an IT Applications Development Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Software Apps Development Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $129K. Another frequent advance is for Software Apps Development Managers to assume an Information Technology Director role; in this role, workers often earn $103K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Software Apps Development Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Oracle, JavaScript, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include .NET, ASP.NET, and Visual Basic. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Pay by Experience for an Applications Development Manager, Computer Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Applications Development Manager, Computer Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 151 salaries. An Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,195

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Software Apps Development Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Workers in Boston and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$121,000

▼8%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$121,000


▼1%


▼2%



SQL
▼5%


UNIX
▼6%

C#
▼9%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼9%

▼10%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%