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Director of Applications Salary

Directors of Applications in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $129K) surpassing six figures annually. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Directors of Applications greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Directors of Applications like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$88,863 - $158,549
MEDIAN: $128,552

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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.
$88,863 - $158,549  
$3,007 - $31,173  
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).
$88,424 - $185,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.

Directors of Applications with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $87K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $129K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Applications who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $146K. Directors of Applications who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $151K.

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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
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Project Management
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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 3%