Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

On average, Applications Systems and Program Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($97K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Applications Systems and Program Managers bottoms out near $60K and approaches $144K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $22K from bonuses and almost $44K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Applications Systems and Program Managers (68 percent) survey respondents. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Applications Systems and Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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 (?
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$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.

Common Career Paths for Applications Systems and Program Manager


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Applications Systems and Program Managers who move into an Information Technology Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Information Technology Managers earn $77K.

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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 Project Management, SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel 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 Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $75K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $100K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $108K on average. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $112K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
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National Average
$102,000

Microsoft Office
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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 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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