Applications Development Manager Salary

Salaries for Applications Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($114K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $23K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Applications Development Managers spread between $87K and $155K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Applications Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$84,579 - $140,238
$85K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $113,662
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Salary $84,579 - $140,238
Bonus $2,923 - $22,955
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,953
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$87,357 - $155,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 325

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as IT Applications Development Director. IT Applications Development Directors on average make about as much as Applications Development Managers do. Applications Development Managers most often move into positions as Software Apps Development Managers or Information Technology Directors. Software Apps Development Managers actually earn $16K less on average, however, and Information Technology Directors earn $17K less per year than Applications Development Managers do.

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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 Oracle, Agile Software Development, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Visual Basic, JavaScript, and ASP.NET. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Microsoft SQL Server and C#. Those familiar with SQL tend to be well versed in 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: $120,383

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Applications Development Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Applications Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Cleveland and 15 percent less in Louisville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$120,000

▼7%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager Salaries

▲10%


▲3%


National Average
$120,000

HTML
▼3%

Software Development Management
▼3%




C#
▼9%

SQL
▼9%


ASP.NET
▼13%

JavaScript
▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%
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