Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Salaries for Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($121K) per year. Total incomes of Computer Software Engineering Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $24K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $88K and $169K. There are far more male Computer Software Engineering Managers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction for Computer Software Engineering Managers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$86,267 - $150,748
MEDIAN: $121,263

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$86,267 - $150,748  
$195.74 - $24,292  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $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).
$88,403 - $168,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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Computer Software Engineering Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, C, Java, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 13 percent, 12 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, C#, and .NET.

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Skills That Affect Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 2%