Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Generous salaries abound for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($107K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $24K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Software Apps Development Managers spread between $81K and $150K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Software Apps Development Managers are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$80,299 - $137,104
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,147
10%
50%
90%

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$18.13 - $97.87
(Median)
$18
$26
$98
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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 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 $138K per year. The most common career progression for Software Apps Development Managers leads to becoming an IT Applications Development Director, where average pay is $128K annually. However, many Software Apps Development Managers also opt to become Information Technology Directors. Typically, an Information Technology Director brings home $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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $93K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $102K. Software Apps Development Managers bring in $119K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $114,426

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Software Apps Development Managers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Software Apps Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+7 percent) and Dallas (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (7 percent lower) and Denver (6 percent lower).

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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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