Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $129K) surpassing six figures annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$92,863 - $166,696
(Median)
$93K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $128,577
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$92,863 - $166,696  
   
Bonus
$4,848 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$95,793 - $188,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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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Computer Software Engineering Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Software Engineering. Median pay for Software Engineering Directors is $138K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Manager, Computer Software

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $103K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $145K. On average, Computer Software Engineering Managers make $137K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $146K.

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Experience Affects Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%


National Average
$135,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 21%

C
up arrow 8%

UNIX
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

National Average
$135,000

C++
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

C#
up arrow 18%

SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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