Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Senior Software Development Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $153K) surpassing six figures 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. Location and career duration 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. Job satisfaction for Senior Software Development Directors is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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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$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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As Senior Software Development Directors make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level VP of Computer Software Engineering position pays around the same amount as the Senior Software Development Director job on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Typical Senior Software Development Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Software Development Management, Project Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of 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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