Median pay for Directors of Applications in the United States is around $135K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Directors of Applications are male. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most Directors of Applications like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$92,059 - $167,702
MEDIAN: $134,653

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$92,059 - $167,702  
$4,983 - $35,965  
Profit Sharing
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).
$94,005 - $197,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.


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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Applications

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Directors of Applications' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Chief Information Officer. Median pay for Chief Information Officers is $145K.

Director of Applications Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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. 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 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $102K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Directors of Applications see a median salary of $144K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

Related Job Salaries

Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Director of Applications Salaries

up arrow 5%

National Average

up arrow 17%

up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Director of Applications Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 30%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


12 %
88 %

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: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 3%