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: $128,577

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$92,863 - $166,696  
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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

  • 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.

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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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Job Satisfaction

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


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

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