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). With some bonuses approaching $21K and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $11,255, overall incomes in the Applications Development Managers from $77,913 to $129,596 depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Applications Development Managers—81 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Applications Development Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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

Applications Development Managers report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic (VB), Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), and HTML. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in 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.
Applications Development Managers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. At career start, salaries are typically $100K, which grow to $100K after five to 10 years. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belt earn around $114K, climbing well into the six-figure pool. After two decades on the job, Applications Development Managers see salary growth dwindle, averaging $115K. 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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$109,000
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For those looking to make money, Applications Development Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Applications Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Hartford (+8 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Applications Development Managers is geography, with workers in Cleveland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.

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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%
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