Director of Applications Salary

An average Director of Applications in the United States can expect to take home roughly $132K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Applications report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Directors of Applications survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,166 - $162,435
$96K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $131,687
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$0$179K
Salary $96,166 - $162,435
Bonus $2,909 - $35,681
Profit Sharing $7,500
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$98,935 - $179,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

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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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Directors of Applications who transition into an upper level Chief Information Officer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Chief Information Officer makes $146K a year.

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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. Lucky workers who know Software Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 32 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and Project Management. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

Pay by Experience for a Director of Applications has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Applications with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Applications with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Director of Applications which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 54 salaries. A Director of Applications with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Applications

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Director of Applications Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$141,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Director of Applications Salaries

Software Development
▲32%


Microsoft Excel
▲6%

National Average
$141,000


SQL
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%
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