Director of Applications Salary

Average pay for a Director of Applications in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $130K per year. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$87,878 - $159,646
MEDIAN: $129,797

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$87,878 - $159,646  
$3,020 - $31,105  
Profit Sharing
$6,725 - $30,000  
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).
$88,555 - $185,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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

Job skills reported by Directors of Applications are limited. Fortunate workers who know Software Development command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Applications. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $96K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $129K. Directors of Applications who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $147K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $151K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 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: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 3%