Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Software Development Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($151K) per year. 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 $95K and $212K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Senior Software Development Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,900 - $185,376
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$94K
$150K
$190K
MEDIAN: $151,449
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Salary
$93,900 - $185,376  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $43,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $25,760  
Total Pay (?
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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$94,835 - $212,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


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Many Senior Software Development Directors move into a VP of Engineering role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. VPs of Engineering on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Software Development Directors.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Senior Software Development Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Software Development Management and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Architecture. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Software Architecture.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries


National Average
$162,000



Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries



National Average
$162,000

Software Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

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