Director of Applications Salary

Wages for Directors of Applications in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($129K) per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Applications like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Applications who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$80,809 - $159,049

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$80,809 - $159,049  
$2,993 - $30,485  
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$6,500 - $20,000  
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$81,927 - $183,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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

Typical Directors of Applications report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Applications

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

For many Directors of Applications, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $96K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $127K. On average, Directors of Applications make $146K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $150K.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%