Applications Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $112K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Applications Development Managers varies from around $85K to approximately $153K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $22K and $14K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (80 percent) of Applications Development Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Applications Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $111,871
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$82,696 - $138,251  
   
Bonus
$3,003 - $22,253  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $14,031  
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$85,496 - $152,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 353

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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

  • 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.
  • Evaluate technical solutions and guide our products towards compatible architectures.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager


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As Applications Development Managers transition into upper-level roles like IT Applications Development Directors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. IT Applications Development Directors earn the same amount as Applications Development Managers on average. Applications Development Managers most frequently become Software Apps Development Managers and Information Technology Directors even though median compensation is $14K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Survey takers working as Applications Development Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Agile Software Development, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, Visual Basic, and ASP.NET. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Microsoft SQL Server and C#. Most people familiar with 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $95K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $111K. Applications Development Managers bring in $122K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $126K.

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$119,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 10%

Agile Software Development
up arrow 5%

up arrow 4%


National Average
$119,000

up arrow 2%

Software Development Management
up arrow 2%




C#
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 9%


ASP.NET
up arrow 12%


JavaScript
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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