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Applications Systems and Program Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Applications Systems and Program Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $101K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K each, total incomes of Applications Systems and Program Managers generally range from $55K to $147K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Applications Systems and Program Managers are male. Most Applications Systems and Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$57,518 - $133,018
(Median)
$58K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,286
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$12.45 - $102.94
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$57,518 - $133,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,089  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $21,141  
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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$54,875 - $147,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $102.94  
   
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $21,141  
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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$54,875 - $147,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Information Technology Manager position, where pay tends to be around $76K.

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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft SQL Server. 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.


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 for the relatively untried average out to around $81K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. 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 $109K.

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Experience Affects Applications Systems and Program Manager Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%

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
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$101,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%