Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

Average pay for an Applications Systems and Program Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $97K per year. Overall cash earnings for Applications Systems and Program Managers stretch from $60K on the lower end to $144K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $22K from bonuses and $44K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Applications Systems and Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. More than half of Applications Systems and Program Managers (68 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,374 - $132,557
(Median)
$60K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,897
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$11.07 - $84.43
(Median)
$11
$37
$84
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,374 - $132,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,387  
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $44,385  
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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$59,602 - $143,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $84.43  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,387  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $44,385  
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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$59,602 - $143,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Applications Systems and Program Manager

Applications systems and program managers are responsible for managing the development of programs and applications systems for their organization. They are in charge of planning requirements with internal and external clients and managing projects through their entire life cycle. Some of the applications systems and program manager's main responsibilities include managing project schedules, identifying risks, creating budgets, and ensuring effective communication among relevant teams. They also track engineering schedules and budgets, as well as allocate resources as needed.

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Applications Systems and Program Manager Tasks

  • Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.
  • Define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production.
  • Plans and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.

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Applications Systems and Program Managers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Information Technology Manager. That position usually brings in $77K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Systems and Program Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Systems and Program Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Applications Systems and Program Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $100K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $108K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $112K.

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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$102,000



Skills That Affect Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$102,000

Microsoft Office
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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