Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Senior Software Development Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $153K annually. In the world of Senior Software Development Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $43K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $26K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $98K and $213K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Software Development Directors. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$97,088 - $186,958
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$97K
$150K
$190K
MEDIAN: $152,892
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$97,088 - $186,958  
   
Bonus
$4,989 - $43,359  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $25,532  
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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).
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$97,821 - $213,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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 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 Software Development Management, Project Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Project Management also know Software Architecture.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries


National Average
$164,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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