Director of Applications Salary

Salaries for Directors of Applications in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($132K) per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Directors of Applications survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The majority of Directors of Applications claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$88,299 - $165,495
MEDIAN: $131,926

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$88,299 - $165,495  
$3,072 - $31,311  
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$90,420 - $192,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Job Description for Director of Applications

Directors of applications work in the technology sector to develop and implement applications and data services to be used in clinical or business settings. They also devise strategies to improve business practices, choose appropriate applications, and program new solutions.


Director of Applications Tasks

  • Direct project planning and execution, prioritize projects, and coordinate personnel and resources.
  • Lead the application development department, oversee budgeting, strategic planning, and daily operations.
  • Develop strategies for creating and integrating new applications and increasing the sharing of information across systems.
  • Work with departments to determine technology needs and design solutions.

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Popular Skills for Director of Applications

Professional skills reported by Directors of Applications are few in number. Most notably, facility with Software Development and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Applications. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $102K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $145K in this role. Directors of Applications who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $155K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Applications Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Director of Applications Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 30%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management

National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%