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. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$85,247 - $151,813
MEDIAN: $120,011

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$85,247 - $151,813  
$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).
$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.

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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Job Satisfaction

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


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

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