Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

On average, Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($120K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Computer Software Engineering Managers varies from around $91K to approximately $167K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $24K and $20K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Computer Software Engineering Managers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent.

$85,247 - $151,813
(Median)
$85K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $120,011
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$85,247 - $151,813  
   
Bonus
$2,051 - $23,672  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,203  
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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$90,515 - $167,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Engineering Manager, Computer Software

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

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Many Computer Software Engineering Managers move into a Software Engineering role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Software Engineering Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Computer Software Engineering Managers.

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Experience Affects Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$128,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

C
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Java
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UNIX
up arrow 10%

Project Management
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C++
0%

National Average
$128,000

HTML
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.NET
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C#
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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