Director of Applications Salary

An average Director of Applications in the United States can expect to take home roughly $131K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Applications. The vast majority (89 percent) of Directors of Applications who answered the questionnaire are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$84,128 - $163,433
$84K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $130,944
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Salary
$84,128 - $163,433  
   
Bonus
$5,000 - $35,319  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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$90,182 - $187,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.

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Director of Applications Tasks

  • 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.
  • Direct project planning and execution, prioritize projects, and coordinate personnel and resources.
  • Lead the application development department, oversee budgeting, strategic planning, and daily operations.

Common Career Paths for Director of Applications


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For Directors of Applications, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Directors of Applications earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Chief Information Officer.

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Popular Skills for Director of Applications


Directors of Applications report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $101K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $120K. Directors of Applications bring in $141K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $151K.

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Key Stats for Director of Applications

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
37%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Applications Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$142,000

Mid-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Skills That Affect Director of Applications Salaries

Software Development
▲31%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲3%

National Average
$142,000


SQL
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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