Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Software Apps Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $107K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of Software Apps Development Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $24K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $81K and $150K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. There are far more male Software Apps Development Managers survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,299 - $137,104
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,147
10%
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90%

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$18.13 - $97.87
(Median)
$18
$26
$98
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,299 - $137,104  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $24,342  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $10,137  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$81,422 - $149,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 511
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$18.13 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,479 - $24,342  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $10,137  
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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$81,422 - $149,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 often transition into Software Engineering positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Software Engineering Directors earn $138K per year. An IT Applications Development Director role is the most common promotion for Software Apps Development Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $128K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Software Apps Development Managers is an Information Technology Director position, where earnings are usually $102K.

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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, Oracle, JavaScript, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include VB.Net, ASP.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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $119K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $117K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,426

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, 24 percent above the national average. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+7 percent) and Dallas (+5 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (7 percent less) and Denver (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries



National Average
$114,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 12%

Oracle
up arrow 11%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 2%

SQL
0%

National Average
$114,000

.NET
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

C#
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

VB.Net
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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