Applications Development Manager Salary (United States)

Average pay for Applications Development Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six figure mark ($109,121). Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Applications Development Managers are largely men, dominating the profession at 81 percent. Job satisfaction for Applications Development Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Applications Development Manager Salary (?
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$77,913 - $129,596
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MEDIAN: $102,263
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Applications Development Manager Salary (?
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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 (?
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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 may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like IT Development Director can offer an extra $15,907 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. More commonly, Applications Development Managers take pay cuts as they move into roles as IT Directors or Computer Software Applications Development Managers, making $9,074 or $5,729 less per year, 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, 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic (VB), Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), 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.
Though Applications Development Managers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries increase to $100K from around $100K after five to 10 years. Salaries reach six figures after a good amount of time spent on the job—between 10 and 20 years—typically amounting to $114K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Applications Development Managers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $115K annually. The largest number of Applications Development Managers have 10 to 20 years of experience, followed by those with one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$109,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Applications Development Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Applications Development Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Hartford (+8 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland Applications Development Managers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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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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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%