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Director of Applications Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Applications in the United States, with median pay hovering around $128K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Directors of Applications is high. Male Directors of Applications are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$87,307 - $158,372
(Median)
$87K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $128,473
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National Salary 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
Salary
$87,307 - $158,372  
   
Bonus
$3,000 - $31,050  
Profit Sharing
$6,725 - $30,000  
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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$86,089 - $184,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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Job Description for Director of Applications

  • 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


Directors of Applications usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Microsoft Office, and SQL can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Applications. The relatively untested earn a median of $87K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $128K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $146K. Directors of Applications with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $150K.

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Experience Affects Director of Applications Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$140,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect Director of Applications Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$140,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%