Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Software Apps Development Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($118K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings of Software Apps Development Managers can occasionally include $25K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $88K to almost $159K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Software Apps Development Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Software Apps Development Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$88,035 - $145,393
$88K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,260
10%
50%
90%

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$29.75 - $49.57
$42
MEDIAN: $41.95
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$0$159K
Salary $88,035 - $145,393
Bonus $2,424 - $24,781
Profit Sharing $1,957 - $25,056
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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$88,275 - $159,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $41.95
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$159K
Bonus $2,424 - $24,781
Profit Sharing $1,957 - $25,056
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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$88,275 - $159,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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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For Software Apps Development Managers, advancing into a Software Engineering role, for which the median salary is $139K, is not common but it does happen. The most common career progression for Software Apps Development Managers leads to becoming an IT Applications Development Director, where average pay is $129K annually. However, many Software Apps Development Managers also opt to become Information Technology Directors. Typically, an Information Technology Director brings home $103K.

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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, 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. Most people who know .NET also know 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: $124,193

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Software Apps Development Managers, 15 percent above the national average. The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Boston and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$124,000

▼10%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$124,000

▼1%


▼3%


▼4%



SQL
▼7%


UNIX
▼9%

C#
▼11%

▼12%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼12%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 3%
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