Applications Development Manager Salary

Applications Development Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $105K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $20K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Applications Development Managers can bottom out near $83K or peak near $145K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the vast majority of Applications Development Managers (82 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$79,177 - $132,112

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$29.50 - $99.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,177 - $132,112  
   
Bonus
$1,528 - $20,464  
Profit Sharing
$1,946 - $14,094  
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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$82,795 - $144,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$29.50 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,528 - $20,464  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,946 - $14,094  
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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$82,795 - $144,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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At the upper end, Applications Development Managers who move into an IT Applications Development Director role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $127K per year. Applications Development Managers most frequently become Software Apps Development Managers and Information Technology Directors even though median compensation is $8K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager


Applications Development Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Oracle, Java, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Those listing PHP as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. JavaScript and Visual Basic also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server and C#. It is often found that people who know SQL are also skilled in C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager

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


For Applications Development Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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. For Applications Development Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $116K. 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 18%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$112,000

.NET
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 6%



JavaScript
up arrow 20%

PHP
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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