Applications Development Manager Salary

Salaries for Applications Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. In the world of Applications Development Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $83K and $145K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $21K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Applications Development Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,194 - $132,287
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,283
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$29.50 - $99.33
(Median)
$29
$54
$99
MEDIAN: $53.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,194 - $132,287  
   
Bonus
$1,539 - $20,526  
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $13,906  
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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$82,846 - $145,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$29.50 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,539 - $20,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,949 - $13,906  
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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$82,846 - $145,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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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Applications Development Managers who transition into new roles such as IT Applications Development Director may see a slight upturn in salary. The average IT Applications Development Director earns $127K per year. Applications Development Managers most frequently become Software Apps Development Managers and Information Technology Directors even though median compensation is $8K lower and $11K 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, skills in People Management, Oracle, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. JavaScript and Visual Basic also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in SQL are, more often than not, also skilled in C#. 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.


For Applications Development Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $93K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $103K. Applications Development Managers bring in $116K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $119K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 17%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

.NET
0%

National Average
$112,000

C#
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%

JavaScript
up arrow 20%

PHP
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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