Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

On average, Applications Systems and Program Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($96K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $21K each, total incomes of Applications Systems and Program Managers generally range from $61K to $144K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Applications Systems and Program Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Applications Systems and Program Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$61,164 - $133,179

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$11.15 - $98.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,164 - $133,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,653  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $21,447  
Total Pay (?
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$60,712 - $143,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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 - $20,653  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $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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$60,712 - $143,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

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 $76K.

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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, SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people familiar with 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Applications Systems and Program Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $98K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $106K. 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 $111K.

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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
$101,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%
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