Director of Applications Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Applications in the United States, with median pay hovering around $132K per year. Career length 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. The vast majority (81 percent) of Directors of Applications who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Applications. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,299 - $165,495
MEDIAN: $131,926

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$88,299 - $165,495  
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$90,420 - $192,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Software Development and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. The majority of those who know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $102K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $127K. Directors of Applications who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $145K. Directors of Applications who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $155K on average.

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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
up arrow 30%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
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Project Management

National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%