Director of Applications Salary
Median pay for Directors of Applications in the United States is around $135K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Directors of Applications are male. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most Directors of Applications like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
These directors may oversee developers' work on specific projects and analyses to make the best strategic decisions, so they must have management skills, impart the company's overall vision, and assign daily tasks to subordinates, information technology (IT) staff, and programmers/developers. They must also set and keep budgets for the projects they assign.
Directors of applications should have strong IT and management skills to bridge the gap between technology and solutions that affect human enterprises. At least five years of prior experience in a health care or business environment are often required for this position, and some employers also require at least three years in a leadership position.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a solid understanding of the engineering process are necessary for this position, and directors of applications report to upper-level management to provide short- and long-term outlooks. They typically work during regular business hours, and some extra hours may occasionally be necessary to meet deadlines.
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.
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Popular Skills for Director of Applications
Directors of Applications who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know SQL.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Directors of Applications with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $102K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Directors of Applications see a median salary of $144K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $151K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.