Software Development Director Salary

A Software Development Director earns an average salary of $138,282 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$103,427 - $167,913
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MEDIAN: $135,553
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$0$185K
Salary $103,427 - $167,913
Bonus $2,576 - $30,259
Profit Sharing $9,759
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$106,952 - $185,792
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121

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Job Description for Software Development Director

Software development directors are in charge of planning and overseeing the software development process. They are responsible for guiding software programmers and other professionals to meet company objectives, as well as help create software project requirements based on collaboration with colleagues and customer needs. One of the software development director's main responsibilities includes facilitating communication between software developers and support professionals. They also interact with company clients to gather information about possible software product improvements. Software development directors create detailed reports based on the testing and development phases as well.

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Software Development Director Tasks

  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Development Director

Pay by Experience for a Software Development Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Development Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Development Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Software Development Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 101 salaries. A Software Development Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $161,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $143,660

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Software Development Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Development Director?

Software Development Director in Troy:
"Over 17 years Of Technical Management And Program Management."
Pros: Currently, I have been successful in the projects I have worked on and have been receiving good feedback on the current projects that are in progress. With my 17 years of experience in Software Development, working with multi-member teams and multiple projects, ability to work with people at all levels; I feel that I will be able to positively contribute to this position.
Cons: I enjoy my current job and I make a solid contribution which is appreciated. However, I am very much interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to use my skills and experience in a different capacity than I have in the past.

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Key Stats for Software Development Director

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Development Director Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$144,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Software Development Director Salaries

People Management
▲10%

▲8%


Agile
▲4%


Software Architecture
▲3%

SQL
▲1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$144,000


Java/J2EE
▼2%


C# Programming Language
▼8%

C#
▼10%

Software Development Lifecycle
▼14%

.NET
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 3%
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