Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salary

Average pay for Computer Software Engineering Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($120K). Cash earnings for Computer Software Engineering Managers — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $88K to approximately $168K. Men make up the vast majority of Computer Software Engineering Managers (88 percent) who took the survey. Most Computer Software Engineering Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans.

$85,568 - $150,395
(Median)
$86K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,558
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$85,568 - $150,395  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$87,839 - $167,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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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Computer Software Engineering Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, C, Java, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, C#, and .NET.

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Experience Affects Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$127,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Engineering Manager, Computer Software Salaries

C
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Java
up arrow 14%

UNIX
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 4%

National Average
$127,000

HTML
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%
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