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Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Computer Software Engineering Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($122K) annually in the United States. In the world of Computer Software Engineering Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $89K and $169K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $24K and $20K, respectively. The vast majority of Computer Software Engineering Managers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$88,194 - $150,464
MEDIAN: $121,859

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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.
$88,194 - $150,464  
$201.34 - $23,834  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $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).
$88,992 - $168,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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 between 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, SQL, and .NET.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


13 %
87 %

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: 2%