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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 ($122K). Total cash compensation for Computer Software Engineering Managers runs from $89K to $168K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $24K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. The majority of Computer Software Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Computer Software Engineering Managers are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$86,944 - $150,395
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.
$86,944 - $150,395  
$201.34 - $23,834  
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).
$88,992 - $167,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

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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 11 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 2%