Senior Engineering Manager Salary

The average salary for a Senior Engineering Manager is $143,956 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Software Development and Software Development Management.

$102,332 - $180,578
MEDIAN: $143,956

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$102,332 - $180,578  
$5,124 - $38,848  
Profit Sharing
$1,730 - $30,037  
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$108,203 - $202,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 620
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Job Description for Senior Engineering Manager

Senior engineering managers are responsible for managing projects to ensure that they stay on schedule and budget, and may also lead a team to ensure that all deadlines are met. They are often responsible for training both new and current employees, as well as implementing processes and procedures to keep the team running efficiently, and must be able to interact with a variety of personalities regarding clients and the team members they support. They should also be quick thinkers to resolve any and all problems that may arise, and they regularly attend meetings with superiors to provide feedback and updates on current projects.


Senior Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Supports quality assurance and troubleshooting during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Sets project scopes and identifies execution resources, such as funds or manpower.
  • Manages the full lifecycle of company projects, ensuring that they fall within budget and on schedule.
  • Works with clients to ensure that project goals are aligned.

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National Average: $154,546

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Experience Affects Senior Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Engineering Manager Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 14%

Software Development Management
up arrow 11%

Software Architecture
up arrow 10%

up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

National Average

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 3%