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Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Generous salaries abound for Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($122K) 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 $168K. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Computer Software Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Computer Software Engineering Managers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,484 - $150,115
MEDIAN: $121,639

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$87,484 - $150,115  
$195.74 - $24,292  
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).
$88,403 - $167,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Computer Software Engineering Managers who transition into an upper level Software Engineering position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Software Engineering makes $136K a year.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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.


14 %
86 %

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: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 2%