Men account for the majority of Senior Software Development Directors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $155K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$99,301 - $189,568
MEDIAN: $155,347

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$99,301 - $189,568  
$4,848 - $48,301  
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$100,671 - $212,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Job Description for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

  • 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.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

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Senior Software Development Directors sometimes move into a VP of Computer Software Engineering role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

Senior Software Development Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Software Development Management, Project Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Software Architecture.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

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Software Development Management
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Project Management
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Software Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%