Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Generous salaries abound for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Final cash compensation to Software Apps Development Managers varies from around $79K to approximately $147K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $21K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Software Apps Development Managers is high. Software Apps Development Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$78,007 - $134,589

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$18.25 - $85.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,007 - $134,589  
   
Bonus
$1,237 - $21,331  
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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$78,651 - $147,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,237 - $21,331  
   
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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$78,651 - $147,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Software Apps Development Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Software Engineering, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $136K per year. The most common career progression for Software Apps Development Managers leads to becoming an Information Technology Director, where pay is typically $101K. However, many Software Apps Development Managers also opt to become IT Applications Development Directors, a position that pays $127K on average.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Software Apps Development Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, People Management, Oracle, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, VB.Net, and Visual Basic. For most people, competency in .NET indicates knowledge of 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 fewer than five years of experience earn $93K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see 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 (+4 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Columbus and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 11%

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%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$113,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

VB.Net
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 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
55%
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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