Applications Development Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Applications Development Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($107K) per year. Total incomes of Applications Development Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $84K and $149K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Applications Development Managers is high. The vast majority of Applications Development Managers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,378 - $134,214
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $107,010
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$29.50 - $99.33
(Median)
$29
$54
$99
MEDIAN: $53.00
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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
$80,378 - $134,214  
   
Bonus
$1,531 - $20,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $14,298  
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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$84,057 - $148,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 618
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$29.50 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$29.48  
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
$1,531 - $20,489  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $14,298  
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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$84,057 - $148,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Although some Applications Development Managers become IT Applications Development Director, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $128K. Applications Development Managers most frequently advance into Software Applications Development Manager and Information Technology Director roles even though the median salaries are $10K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Oracle, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing JavaScript as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. PHP and Visual Basic also typically command lower compensation. A tool kit that includes SQL also typically contains C#. Most people familiar with 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.


For Applications Development Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The relatively untested earn a median of $97K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $106K. For Applications Development Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $117K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $122K.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$114,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$114,000

C#
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 5%


up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%


PHP
up arrow 20%

JavaScript
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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