Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

Applications Systems and Program Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $96K per year on average. Overall cash earnings of Applications Systems and Program Managers stretch from $60K near the bottom to $144K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Applications Systems and Program Managers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Applications Systems and Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,435 - $132,939
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$60K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,620
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$11.15 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,435 - $132,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,759  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $21,447  
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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$59,874 - $143,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $98.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,759  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $21,447  
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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$59,874 - $143,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Popular Skills for Applications Systems and Program Manager


Applications Systems and Program Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft SQL Server, 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.


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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $74K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $98K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $106K. Applications Systems and Program Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $110K.

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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$100,000

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

Project Management
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$100,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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