Software Apps Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $116K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Software Apps Development Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $87K and $157K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Software Apps Development Managers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Apps Development Managers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,091 - $145,158
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MEDIAN: $116,375
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$87,091 - $145,158  
   
Bonus
$2,027 - $24,858  
Profit Sharing
$20.00 - $11,300  
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$86,938 - $156,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Software Apps Development Managers do move on to become Software Engineering Directors. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $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 seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Java, Oracle, Project Management, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, ASP.NET, and Visual Basic. The majority of those who know .NET also know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Software Apps Development Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $90K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $114K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Software Apps Development Managers make a median salary of $124K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $133K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,797

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For Software Apps Development Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 7 percent above the national average. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+3 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (14 percent lower) and Columbus (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries



National Average
$122,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 9%

Oracle
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National Average
$122,000





ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

UNIX
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 9%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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