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Applications Development Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Applications Development Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $103K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Applications Development Managers can bottom out near $79K or peak near $142K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Applications Development Managers. There are far more male Applications Development Managers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$76,580 - $129,256
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MEDIAN: $102,837
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$29.92 - $97.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,580 - $129,256  
   
Bonus
$1,551 - $20,537  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $12,318  
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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$79,338 - $141,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 545
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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
$1,551 - $20,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $12,318  
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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$79,338 - $141,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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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At the upper end, Applications Development Managers who move into an IT Applications Development Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $126K per year. Many Applications Development Managers go on to become Information Technology Directors or Software Apps Development Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $9K lower and $6K 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, facility with People Management, Java, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Active Server Pages. Most people who know Project Management also know Microsoft SQL Server.

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. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $100K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $92K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $115K in this role. 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 $117K.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$110,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 20%

Java
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

Software Development Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

.NET
0%

National Average
$110,000

C#
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%