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Applications Development Manager Salary

Salaries for Applications Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Total cash earnings of Applications Development Managers range from $83K on the low end to $145K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $21K and $12K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men make up the vast majority of Applications Development Managers (82 percent) who took the survey. Most Applications Development Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$79,229 - $131,507
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,127
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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
$79,229 - $131,507  
   
Bonus
$1,507 - $20,585  
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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$82,957 - $144,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$30.19 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.01  
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
$1,507 - $20,585  
   
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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$82,957 - $144,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Applications Development Managers who become IT Applications Development Directors position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $127K per year. Many Applications Development Managers choose to become Software Applications Development Managers and Information Technology Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $8K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Survey results imply that Applications Development Managers deploy a deep pool 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 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Visual Basic, HTML, and Microsoft SQL Server. Those proficient in SQL are, more often than not, also skilled in C#. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Applications Development Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $94K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $103K. For Applications Development Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $115K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $119K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%

up arrow 5%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 1%

Software Development Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$112,000

C#
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%


HTML
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 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
52%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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