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Software Engineering / Development Director Salary (United States)

A Software Engineering / Development Director earns an average salary of $132,367 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Software Engineering / Development Director Salary (?
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$93,577 - $164,496
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MEDIAN: $132,366
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Software Engineering / Development Director Salary (?
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$12.37 - $71.97
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,577 - $164,496  
   
Bonus
$2,506 - $29,947  
Profit Sharing
$1,419 - $20,180  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$95,797 - $182,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $71.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $89.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,506 - $29,947  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,419 - $20,180  
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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$95,797 - $182,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Software Engineering / Development Director

Software engineering/development directors are responsible for leading software-related projects in their organization. They supervise application development and direct a group of IT professionals, helping their team reach all company objectives following a strict timeline. They perform systems, design, and application development, as well as evaluate code reviews and make recommendations for changes. Software engineering/development directors also select new staff and are part of the training and performance review process.
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Software Engineering / Development Director Tasks
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering / Development Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Sunnyvale
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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Asheville
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$141,000
Denver
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Portland
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$141,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

C++
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Project Management
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UNIX
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Oracle
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Java
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C
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National Average
$141,000
SQL
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%