Applications Development Manager Salary

Applications Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $105K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Applications Development Managers runs from $83K to $145K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Applications Development Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Applications Development Managers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$79,151 - $132,053
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,083
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$29.92 - $97.87
(Median)
$30
$52
$98
MEDIAN: $51.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,151 - $132,053  
   
Bonus
$1,543 - $20,508  
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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$82,808 - $144,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$29.92 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,543 - $20,508  
   
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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$82,808 - $144,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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 may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like IT Applications Development Director, which pays $127K on average annually. Many Applications Development Managers choose to become Software Applications Development Managers and Information Technology Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $8K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Survey results imply that Applications Development Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Oracle, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. JavaScript and Visual Basic also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Microsoft SQL Server and C#. Most people who know SQL also know 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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $93K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $102K. Applications Development Managers see a median salary of $116K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $119K on average.

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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 15%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

.NET
0%

National Average
$112,000

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

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 101 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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