Director of Applications Salary
An average Director of Applications in the United States can expect to take home roughly $131K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Applications. The vast majority (89 percent) of Directors of Applications who answered the questionnaire are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$84,128 - $163,433|
|Bonus||$5,000 - $35,319|
|Total Pay (||$90,182 - $187,739|
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.
Common Career Paths for Director of Applications
Popular Skills for Director of Applications
Directors of Applications report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $101K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $120K. Directors of Applications bring in $141K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $151K.
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