Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Men make up the majority of Senior Software Development Directors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $155K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$101,248 - $197,806
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MEDIAN: $154,698
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National Salary Data (?
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$101,248 - $197,806  
   
Bonus
$2,625 - $48,433  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$104,309 - $214,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
  • Participate in the strategic decisions about technology, definition, and implementation of the software products.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


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Senior Software Development Directors tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like VP of Computer Software Engineering. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Senior Software Development Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Project Management, Software Development Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Architecture. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Software Architecture.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $169,493

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Software Development Directors will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Senior Software Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers in New York and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
49%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$169,000

▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$169,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 1%