Applications Development Manager Salary
Average pay for an Applications Development Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $114K per year. Total cash compensation to Applications Development Managers approaches anywhere from $88K on the lower end to $156K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $23K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Applications Development Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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|Bonus||$2,963 - $24,133|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.49 - $14,047|
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Job Description for Applications Development Manager
An applications development manager supervises applications developers who help create software. Given the number of industries employing software, applications development managers can be found in fields as diverse as healthcare, video game development, government, and military. An applications development manager can expect manager-level peers, entry-level subordinates, and director-level supervisors. Applications development managers may have customers and clients who are internal to the institutions that employ them, or they may have external customers and clients.Read More...
The schedule of an applications development manager varies. Being both technical and business-minded in nature, an applications development manager must allocate a certain portion out of a weekly schedule for meetings. These meetings serve to help applications developers provide status updates to the manager, resolve issues, and keep all team members synchronized with the objectives created by the applications development manager.
These managers typically must have a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or another similar field of study. In addition to having technical skills, an applications development manager is expected to be effective at managing people; often, an advanced degree in business administration is strongly preferred. They must also have experience as both a member of technical staff and in technical management roles; on average, between five and 10 years of previous relevant experience is usually considered desirable. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Applications Development Manager Tasks
- Direct management of engineers, process and quality of service improvements, and strategic planning.
- Track releases to ensure on-time delivery of new software within budget.
- Evaluate technical solutions and guide our products towards compatible architectures.
- Build enhancements within an existing software architecture.
- Direct the development process from initial planning and analysis through release and maintenance, tracking, and reporting on progress.
Common Career Paths for Applications Development Manager
Applications Development Managers sometimes move into a IT Applications Development Director role, where the salary is similar. Many Applications Development Managers advance into roles as Software Apps Development Managers or Information Technology Directors, but the median salaries are $16K lower and $18K lower, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Applications Development Manager
Pay by Experience for an Applications Development Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Development Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Development Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Applications Development Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 204 salaries. An Applications Development Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 89 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Applications Development Managers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Applications Development Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Cleveland and Louisville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.
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