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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 $59K to $145K depending on individual performance. Most Applications Systems and Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Applications Systems and Program Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$59,970 - $134,677
(Median)
$60K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,743
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$11.15 - $98.63
(Median)
$11
$40
$99
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,970 - $134,677  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $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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$59,310 - $145,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $98.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $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).
)
$59,310 - $145,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know 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. 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. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. 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
$101,000

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
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$101,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
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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