Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Senior Software Development Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($151K) annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for Senior Software Development Directors stretch from $95K on the lower end to $212K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $43K from bonuses and $26K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$93,900 - $185,017

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$93,900 - $185,017  
$3,091 - $43,292  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $25,760  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$94,835 - $211,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

Senior Software Development Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Software Development Management and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Architecture. Most people who know Project Management also 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

Project Management
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Software Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


4 %
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%