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Applications Development Manager Salary

Applications Development Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($105K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Applications Development Managers — including $21K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $83K to $144K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Applications Development Managers are male. Work is enjoyable for Applications Development Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,028 - $131,118
(Median)
$79K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,747
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$30.19 - $96.96
(Median)
$30
$51
$97
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,028 - $131,118  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $20,533  
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $12,236  
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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$82,783 - $144,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$30.19 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,500 - $20,533  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $12,236  
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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$82,783 - $144,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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As Applications Development Managers make advancements in their career path to positions such as IT Applications Development Director, their salaries may climb. IT Applications Development Directors make $126K annually on average. Applications Development Managers most often advance into Software Applications Development Manager and Information Technology Director positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Applications Development Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Java, Oracle, and Software Development Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, and Internet Information Server. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Microsoft SQL Server and C#. People who know SQL usually also know C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $93K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $103K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $115K. Applications Development Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $119K.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%

up arrow 5%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Software Development Management
up arrow 2%

.NET
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$111,000

C#
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%


HTML
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 5%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%