Software Design Director Salary

A Software Design Director earns an average salary of $134,727 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$94,459 - $175,173

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$94,818 - $199,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Software Design 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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Experience Affects Software Design Director Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


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94 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 7%