Average Development Manager Salary
$118,000 yearly
$57.12 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$87,000
10 %
$118,000
Median
$161,000
90 %
What Is The Average Development Manager Salary?
The average development manager salary is $118,815 per year, or $57.12 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $87,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $161,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, Washington, and New Jersey provide the highest development manager salaries.

Average Development Manager Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where development managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Development Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$88,019
$42.32
Alaska
$90,253
$43.39
Arizona
$89,499
$43.03
Arkansas
$96,091
$46.20
California
$128,423
$61.74
Colorado
$99,456
$47.82
Connecticut
$117,717
$56.59
Delaware
$144,604
$69.52
District of Columbia
$109,444
$52.62
Florida
$75,031
$36.07
Georgia
$96,960
$46.62
Hawaii
$71,420
$34.34
Idaho
$86,193
$41.44
Illinois
$98,116
$47.17
Indiana
$73,947
$35.55
Iowa
$69,006
$33.18
Kansas
$89,909
$43.23
Kentucky
$68,568
$32.97
Louisiana
$63,347
$30.46
Maine
$99,898
$48.03
Maryland
$107,921
$51.89
Massachusetts
$117,445
$56.46
Michigan
$108,703
$52.26
Minnesota
$110,438
$53.10
Mississippi
$57,581
$27.68
Missouri
$92,965
$44.69
Montana
$112,103
$53.90
Nebraska
$60,733
$29.20
Nevada
$102,685
$49.37
New Hampshire
$105,261
$50.61
New Jersey
$130,658
$62.82
New Mexico
$91,326
$43.91
New York
$132,160
$63.54
North Carolina
$95,319
$45.83
North Dakota
$80,420
$38.66
Ohio
$92,861
$44.64
Oklahoma
$73,171
$35.18
Oregon
$100,535
$48.33
Pennsylvania
$110,651
$53.20
Rhode Island
$138,151
$66.42
South Carolina
$77,016
$37.03
South Dakota
$107,336
$51.60
Tennessee
$79,315
$38.13
Texas
$100,769
$48.45
Utah
$86,119
$41.40
Vermont
$113,857
$54.74
Virginia
$119,905
$57.65
Washington
$130,832
$62.90
West Virginia
$111,407
$53.56
Wisconsin
$100,083
$48.12
Wyoming
$60,142
$28.91

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Highest Paying Cities For Development Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$142,251
$68.39
New York, NY
$133,588
$64.22
Seattle, WA
$133,568
$64.22
Jersey City, NJ
$132,405
$63.66
Stamford, CT
$117,844
$56.66
Boston, MA
$117,798
$56.63

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Average Development Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $119,000
    $57.12
    +1.5%
    2020
    $117,000
    $56.25
    +0.8%
    2019
    $116,000
    $55.80
    +1.9%
    2018
    $114,000
    $54.77
    +1.3%
    2017
    $112,000
    $54.08
    +3.1%

    How Much Do Development Managers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, development manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, telecommunication, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for development managers. For example, development managers make a whopping average salary of $133,228 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $132,709 at telecommunication companies and $126,644 at retail companies. But development managers may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $120,165.
    RankIndustryAverage Development Manager SalaryDevelopment Manager Salary Range
    1
    Technology
    $133,228
    $108k
    $152k
    2
    Telecommunication
    $132,709
    $108k
    $152k
    3
    Retail
    $126,644
    $108k
    $152k
    4
    Finance
    $123,705
    $108k
    $152k
    5
    Hospitality
    $123,190
    $108k
    $152k
    6
    Manufacturing
    $122,219
    $108k
    $152k

    High Paying Development Manager Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Vice President Product Development

    Avg. salary: $169,592

    A vice president for product development is responsible for leading the product development team in the execution of development activities to enhance the product's brand image in the market and achieve the sales performance target. Vice presidents for product development monitor the product development techniques from the conceptualization to the final execution and market release. They also handle the budget and resource allocation to support product development operations, ensuring that the outputs meet the quality standards and timetables.
    114,466 Vice President Product Development Jobs
    Director New Business Development

    Avg. salary: $98,311

    A director of new business development is in charge of spearheading new programs and procedures, ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow. It is their duty to set goals and objectives in adherence to the company's vision and mission, establishing guidelines, allocating budgets, and overseeing the progress of all efforts. Furthermore, as a director of new business development, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce to reach goals, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    103,278 Director New Business Development Jobs
    Manager Applications Development

    Avg. salary: $115,238

    An applications development manager is responsible for keeping businesses running smoothly and effectively through planning, coordinating, and overseeing all activities related to software applications. You will oversee the maintenance, upgrade, and support of existing applications and systems required for the smooth day-to-day operations of the business. Other tasks that you will likely perform include providing estimates for project timeline and cost, overseeing feasibility research on software applications, and diagnosing and troubleshooting program errors. As an applications development manager, you are also responsible for recommending software products and services that will benefit the company.
    98,509 Manager Applications Development Jobs
    Director Of Software Development

    Avg. salary: $150,085

    A director of software development is primarily in charge of overseeing the workflow and the workforce involved in the entire software development process. Their responsibilities also include creating strategies for optimal performance, coordinating with different teams and departments to identify strengths and weaknesses, implementing training and workshop programs, and liaising with external agencies, including key clients. Furthermore, as a director, it is essential to lead and encourage the team to reach new heights.
    93,139 Director Of Software Development Jobs
    Head Of Business Development

    Avg. salary: $128,460

    A head of business development is responsible for monitoring the company's overall business operations and client transactions. Heads of business development coordinate with clients for their requirements and specifications and develop the team to handle the project management operations. They also handle the budget and resource allocations and ensure that the team meets the deadline and high-quality deliverables on time. Ahead of business development must be regularly updated with the current market trends to identify opportunities that would generate more revenue resources for the business.
    103,664 Head Of Business Development Jobs
    Development Vice President

    Avg. salary: $160,905

    A development vice president is in charge of overseeing the operations in a company, ensuring a smooth workflow and efficient workforce. Their responsibilities revolve around creating strategies to develop optimal procedures and services, setting goals and sales targets, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of operations to spearhead improvements, coordinating with analysts and marketing experts to assess the market and consumer needs, and monitoring the progress of different projects. Furthermore, as a development vice president, it is essential to implement the policies and regulations, creating new ones as needed.
    67,053 Development Vice President Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Development Managers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a development manager, working for Google or Apple might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Symantec and Salesforce report highly competitive wages for development managers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Development Manager SalaryDevelopment Manager Salary Range
    1Google
    4.8
    $168,510
    $135k
    $184k
    2Apple
    4.7
    $165,898
    $135k
    $184k
    3Symantec
    4.8
    $164,703
    $135k
    $184k
    4Salesforce
    4.8
    $161,653
    $135k
    $184k
    5Adobe
    4.9
    $160,420
    $135k
    $184k
    6Intuit
    4.8
    $160,307
    $135k
    $184k

    Recently Added Development Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    AAMC & AAMC Foundation
    Development Manager
    Development Manager
    New York, NY
    08/06/2021
    $65,000
    08/06/2021
    Raspberry Pi Foundation North America
    Development Manager
    Development Manager
    San Francisco, CA
    08/06/2021
    $60,000
    08/06/2021
    Ask It
    Enterprise Database Development Manager
    Enterprise Database Development Manager
    Spring, TX
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Content Development Manager
    San Francisco, CA
    08/05/2021
    $99,200
    08/05/2021
    Content Development Manager
    Atlanta, GA
    08/05/2021
    $88,600
    08/05/2021
    Talent Development Manager
    Spring, TX
    08/05/2021
    $100,000
    08/05/2021
    Content Development Manager
    Chicago, IL
    08/05/2021
    $88,600
    08/05/2021
    Developer Relations Manager, Computer Vision-AI Logistics
    Santa Clara, CA
    08/05/2021
    $201,600
    08/05/2021
    Category Development Manager
    Greeley, CO
    08/05/2021
    $75,000
    08/05/2021
    .NET Development Manager
    Farmington, MI
    08/04/2021
    $120,000
    08/04/2021

    Average Development Manager Salary by Demographic

    Development Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $117,742
    female-income
    Female Income
    $110,396
    Median Development Manager Income by Race
    Asian development managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american development managers have the lowest average salary at $106,031.
    $127,000
    $123,000
    $119,000
    $115,000
    $111,000
    $107,000
    $103,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$116,189
    White$113,349
    Black or African American$106,031
    Asian$122,050
    Hispanic or Latino$112,726
    Average Development Manager Salary by Education Level
    $127,000
    $123,000
    $119,000
    $115,000
    $111,000
    $107,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$125,722
    Bachelor's Degree$110,396