Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

Applications Systems and Program Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($96K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation for Applications Systems and Program Managers runs from $59K to $146K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $27K. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. For the most part, Applications Systems and Program Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Applications Systems and Program Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,956 - $133,839
(Median)
$60K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,087
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$11.33 - $102.89
(Median)
$11
$40
$100
MEDIAN: $40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,956 - $133,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $27,000  
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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$59,399 - $146,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $102.89  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $27,000  
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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$59,399 - $146,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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.

Common Career Paths for Applications Systems and Program Manager


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Applications Systems and Program Managers who take an Information Technology Manager role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Information Technology Managers is usually $76K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Systems and Program Manager


Survey results suggest that Applications Systems and Program Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in SQL, Project Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Systems and Program Manager

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


For Applications Systems and Program Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $74K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $96K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $109K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $110K.

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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries

SQL
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$101,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%