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Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary (United States)

Compensation for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($111K). Final cash compensation to Software Apps Development Managers varies from around $79K to approximately $146K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $21K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Software Apps Development Managers is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Software Apps Development Managers are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary (?
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$77,169 - $132,172
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MEDIAN: $104,696
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Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary (?
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$18.44 - $70.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,169 - $132,172  
   
Bonus
$1,622 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$2,048 - $10,000  
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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$78,580 - $145,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.44 - $70.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,622 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,048 - $10,000  
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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$78,580 - $145,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Software Engineering. Median pay for a Software Engineering is $135K per year. Going from Software Applications Development Manager to IT Applications Development Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $126K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Directors, where pay is typically $100K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Software Apps Development Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Java, Oracle, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Most people who know .NET also know 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.
Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $101K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $93K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Software Apps Development Managers make a median salary of $116K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $114K by contrast.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$111,000
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For those looking to make money, Software Apps Development Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+9 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego. Employers in Columbus and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

National Average
$111,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

People Management
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Java
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Oracle
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UNIX
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.NET
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HTML
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SQL
0%
Microsoft Word
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National Average
$111,000
C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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VB.Net
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Visual Basic (VB)
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ASP.NET
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%