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Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $130K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Computer Software Engineering Managers — including $25K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $94K to $169K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. Male Computer Software Engineering Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.
$91,747 - $150,017
MEDIAN: $122,195

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$91,747 - $150,017  
$2,035 - $25,333  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $20,273  
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).
$93,608 - $169,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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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Computer Software Engineering Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, C, Java, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, C#, and .NET.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 3%