Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salary

Compensation for Software Apps Development Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($118K). Total cash compensation to Software Apps Development Managers ranges from $88K on the lower end to $160K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $24K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Software Apps Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Software Apps Development Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,319 - $146,599
$88K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,512
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$29.75 - $49.57
$42
MEDIAN: $41.95
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$0$162K
Salary $88,319 - $146,599
Bonus $2,511 - $25,012
Profit Sharing $1,963 - $24,889
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$88,861 - $162,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 249
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $41.95
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $2,511 - $25,012
Profit Sharing $1,963 - $24,889
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).
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$88,861 - $162,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Application development managers for computer software are responsible for leading the development of computer software and managing a team of software development engineers. They work with the staff to motivate them and provide overall project direction, along with technical expertise when required. Additionally, application development managers are also part of the hiring process, and they help train new hires as well. The typical day for application development managers might include several project update meetings with development team members, providing updates for leaders within their organization, helping resolve technical and logistical problems, and managing direct reports. They work in an office environment, usually with a computer, throughout most of the day.

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Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Tasks

  • Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.

Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


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For Software Apps Development Managers, advancing into a Software Engineering role, for which the median salary is $139K, is not common but it does happen. Becoming an IT Applications Development Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Software Apps Development Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $129K. Another frequent advance is for Software Apps Development Managers to assume an Information Technology Director role; in this role, workers often earn $103K.

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Popular Skills for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software


Software Apps Development Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Oracle, JavaScript, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like .NET, ASP.NET, and Visual Basic. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Pay by Experience for an Applications Development Manager, Computer Software has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Applications Development Manager, Computer Software which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 151 salaries. An Applications Development Manager, Computer Software with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $123,818

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

For Software Apps Development Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (16 percent lower) and Columbus (14 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Applications Development Manager, Computer Software

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$124,000

▼10%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Applications Development Manager, Computer Software Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$124,000

▼1%


▼3%


▼4%



SQL
▼7%


UNIX
▼8%

C#
▼11%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼11%

▼12%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%
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