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.
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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.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.
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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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