Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Wages for Senior Software Development Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($156K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$102,294 - $221,294
$100K
$160K
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MEDIAN: $155,690
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$0$248K
Salary $102,294 - $221,294
Bonus $4,894 - $56,171
Profit Sharing $8,750
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$109,601 - $248,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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' 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


Senior Software Development Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Software Development Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Architecture. Most people who know Project Management also know Software Architecture.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $169,913

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

For Senior Software Development Directors, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Software Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (8 percent less) and Atlanta (6 percent less).

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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 10 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
49%
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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$170,000

▼2%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$170,000




Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 1%
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