Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Salaries for Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. In the world of Computer Software Engineering Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $23K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $88K and $165K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Computer Software Engineering Managers are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$85,709 - $150,293

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$85,709 - $150,293  
$100.50 - $23,351  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $20,273  
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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).
$87,949 - $165,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, C, UNIX, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, C#, and .NET.

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Job Satisfaction

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


12 %
88 %

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: 82% employee benefits None: 2%