Applications Development Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Applications Development Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $112K per year. Total cash earnings of Applications Development Managers range from $86K on the low end to $154K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $23K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Applications Development Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Applications Development Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$83,419 - $139,517
$83K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $111,791
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$83,419 - $139,517  
   
Bonus
$2,946 - $22,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,158  
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$86,001 - $153,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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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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Applications Development Managers sometimes move into a IT Applications Development Director role, where the salary is similar. Applications Development Managers most often move into positions as Software Apps Development Managers or Information Technology Directors. Software Apps Development Managers actually earn $13K less on average, however, and Information Technology Directors earn $14K less per year than Applications Development Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Applications Development Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Agile Software Development, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Visual Basic, JavaScript, and ASP.NET. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Microsoft SQL Server and C#. A tool kit that includes SQL also typically contains C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager

Pay by Experience for an Applications Development Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Development Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Development Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Applications Development Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 204 salaries. An Applications Development Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 89 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,945

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With a pay rate for Applications Development Managers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Applications Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Cleveland and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$118,000

▼5%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

▲12%


▲6%


HTML
▼0%

National Average
$118,000

Software Development Management
▼1%




C#
▼7%

SQL
▼7%


ASP.NET
▼11%


JavaScript
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 4%
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