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Applications Development Manager Salary (United States)

Applications Development Managers in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($109K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Applications Development Managers can bottom out near $81K or peak near $143K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Applications Development Managers — 81 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Applications Development Manager Salary (?
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$77,913 - $129,596
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$29.92 - $97.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,913 - $129,596  
   
Bonus
$1,996 - $20,910  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $11,255  
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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$81,048 - $142,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 527
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$29.92 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,996 - $20,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $11,255  
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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$81,048 - $142,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Applications Development Manager

An applications development manager supervises applications developers who help create software. Given the number of industries employing software, applications development managers can be found in fields as diverse as healthcare, video game development, government, and military. An applications development manager can expect manager-level peers, entry-level subordinates, and director-level supervisors. Applications development managers may have customers and clients who are internal to the institutions that employ them, or they may have external customers and clients.
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Applications Development Manager Tasks
  • Build enhancements within an existing software architecture.
  • Direct the development process from initial planning and analysis through release and maintenance, tracking, and reporting on progress.
  • Evaluate technical solutions and guide our products towards compatible architectures.
  • Direct management of engineers, process and quality of service improvements, and strategic planning.
  • Track releases to ensure on-time delivery of new software within budget.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager

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Applications Development Managers who transition into an upper level IT Applications Development Director position may earn higher paychecks. The median income for that position is $125K per year. Applications Development Managers most often advance into Information Technology Director and Software Applications Development Manager positions even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager

Applications Development Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Java, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Visual Basic , Microsoft Active Server Pages , and HTML. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Microsoft SQL Server and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Applications Development Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $93K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $114K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $115K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Applications Development Managers report having spent 10 to 20 years on the job followed by those with one to 10 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$109,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Applications Development Managers, 30 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Boston, Chicago, Hartford, and Dallas, where Applications Development Managers typically earn around 14 percent, 11 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent more than usual. Applications Development Managers in Cleveland make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries

National Average
$109,000

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
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Java
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Oracle
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C#
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.NET
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Project Management
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National Average
$109,000
SQL
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%