Director of Applications Salary

Salaries for Directors of Applications in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($129K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Directors of Applications survey respondents are men (79 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$80,742 - $159,024
MEDIAN: $128,595

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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.
$80,742 - $159,024  
$3,000 - $30,465  
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$6,500 - $20,000  
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).
$81,843 - $183,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Software Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL and Microsoft Office. 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.

For many Directors of Applications, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $96K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $126K. Directors of Applications who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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

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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.


21 %
79 %

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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%