Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Senior Software Development Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $151K annually. Total cash compensation for Senior Software Development Directors runs from $95K to $212K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $43K and profit sharing that can reach almost $29K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$93,842 - $185,448
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$94K
$150K
$190K
MEDIAN: $151,494
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$93,842 - $185,448  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $43,292  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $29,000  
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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$94,757 - $212,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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 who go on to become VPs of Engineering may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a VP of Engineering, an upper-level role, pays $154K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Senior Software Development Directors usually report a few specific skills. Software Development Management and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Architecture. Most people experienced in 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

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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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