Average pay for an Engineering Manager of Computer Software in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $130K per year. Job satisfaction for Computer Software Engineering Managers is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$95,695 - $168,382
$96K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $130,489
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$95,695 - $168,382  
   
Bonus
$4,913 - $30,521  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$97,990 - $188,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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.

Common Career Paths for Engineering Manager, Computer 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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Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Manager, Computer Software

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


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $105K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $138K in this role. Computer Software Engineering Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $140K.

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Key Stats for Engineering Manager, Computer Software

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
058
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%


National Average
$138,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Java
up arrow 19%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 9%

C
up arrow 6%

.NET
up arrow 6%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

National Average
$138,000

C++
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 11%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

C#
up arrow 19%

SQL
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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