Senior Software Development Directors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $155K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. The majority of Senior Software Development Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$100,478 - $192,506
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MEDIAN: $154,586
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$100,478 - $192,506  
   
Bonus
$5,817 - $46,187  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$101,130 - $212,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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.

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Senior Software Development Directors' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like VP of Computer Software Engineering. On average, VPs of Computer Software Engineering get paid about the same as Senior Software Development Directors do.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Professional skills reported by Senior Software Development Directors are few in number. Those who have experience with Software Development Management, Project Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Architecture. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Software Architecture.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
050
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
50%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries


National Average
$168,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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