Salaries for Applications Systems and Program Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $16K and $49K, respectively — total cash payment to Applications Systems and Program Managers can bottom out near $59K or peak near $143K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Applications Systems and Program Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. For the most part, Applications Systems and Program Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,523 - $136,191
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MEDIAN: $102,102
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$59,523 - $136,191  
   
Bonus
$989 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,132  
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$59,067 - $143,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Applications Systems and Program Manager


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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


Survey results show that Applications Systems and Program Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled 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.


Applications Systems and Program Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $75K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $99K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $112K. 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 $118K.

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Key Stats for Applications Systems and Program Manager

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$108,000



Skills That Affect Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$108,000



SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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