Director of Applications Salary

Compensation for Directors of Applications in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($130K). Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Applications, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$82,829 - $161,713

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$82,829 - $161,713  
$3,048 - $30,651  
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$87,253 - $187,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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

Survey results suggest that Directors of Applications use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Applications. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $100K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Applications make a median salary of $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 $152K.

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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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Microsoft Excel
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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 36 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%