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Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Average pay for a Software Applications Development Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $106K per year. Cash earnings for Software Apps Development Managers — which occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $79K to approximately $146K. Geography and experience level 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. Men make up the vast majority of Software Apps Development Managers (82 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction for Software Apps Development Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$77,471 - $132,994
(Median)
$77K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,645
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$18.31 - $72.13
(Median)
$18
$42
$72
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,471 - $132,994  
   
Bonus
$1,216 - $20,573  
Profit Sharing
$2,032 - $10,067  
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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$78,524 - $146,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.31 - $72.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,216 - $20,573  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,032 - $10,067  
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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$78,524 - $146,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 promotion for Software Apps Development Managers is IT Applications Development Director, a position that typically pays $127K annually. Another standard transition for Software Apps Development Managers seeking advancement is to assume an Information Technology Director role, where pay is often $101K.

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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 of 11 percent, 10 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include VB.Net and Microsoft Word. The majority of those 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 $95K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $101K. Software Apps Development Managers see a median salary of $118K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Software Apps Development Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+9 percent) and Dallas (+4 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus and Houston (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries



National Average
$113,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Oracle
up arrow 9%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

National Average
$113,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

VB.Net
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%
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