Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salary

Pay for IT Applications Development Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $130K annually. In the world of IT Applications Development Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $97K and $178K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male IT Applications Development Directors survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$97,290 - $170,469
$97K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $131,738
10%
50%
90%

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$0$197K
Salary $97,290 - $170,469
Bonus $3,482 - $36,634
Profit Sharing $2,909 - $20,608
Total Pay (?
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$98,625 - $197,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems

Applications development directors for IT (information technology)/information systems are high-level managers that design and oversee IT projects that the organization will use to improve operations; they may also develop these applications for outside sales. The development director coordinates all team leads on the development project, as well as sets measurable goals and deadlines for these teams and stays in contact with team leads to ensure the project proceeds on schedule. These projects may be as diverse as developing a new intranet for company use and developing new reporting and assessment tools to be shared across departments and teams. The director is often responsible for continuing to improve applications that help maintain and improve the security of sensitive organizational emails.

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Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Tasks

  • Manage application development teams from initial inception of ideas to working with sales on the product.
  • Seek, hire, and retain a strong, collaborative team of application development experts.
  • Manage departmental budget, create forecasts, and react to emergent conditions.
  • Drive documentation of application and market objectives for reports to internal groups.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems


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Many IT Applications Development Directors move into a Chief Information Officer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Chief Information Officers on average bring in a similar salary to IT Applications Development Directors.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems


Survey takers working as IT Applications Development Directors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, People Management, Agile, and Mobile applications development are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Business Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and .NET also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Project Management also know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems

Pay by Experience for an Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 107 salaries. An Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 70 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $148,484

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, IT Applications Development Directors in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Applications Development Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Dallas and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
52%

Experience Affects Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$148,000

▼1%

▼19%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Salaries

Team Leadership
▲6%

Agile
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$148,000

Business Intelligence
▼1%

Mobile applications development
▼1%


Web Development
▼2%



Strategic Project Management
▼6%

.NET
▼7%


Business Analysis
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%