Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

A Software Engineering / Development Director earns an average salary of $141,867 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$101,625 - $178,116
$100K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $141,867
10%
50%
90%

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$69.41 - $97.21
$76
MEDIAN: $75.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$101,625 - $178,116  
   
Bonus
$4,034 - $31,417  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $26,356  
Commission
$42,500  
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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$105,382 - $196,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 865
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$75.99  
   
Overtime
$40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,034 - $31,417  
   
Commission
$42,500  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $26,356  
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).
)
$105,382 - $196,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • 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 Engineering / Development Director

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineering / Development Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineering / Development Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineering / 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 $134,000 based on 153 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering / Development Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 562 salaries. A Software Engineering / 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 $162,000 based on 304 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $151,346

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Key Stats for Software Engineering / Development Director

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$151,000

▼11%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries



C++
▲3%


▲2%


▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$151,000



C#
▼5%

▼6%

▼6%

SQL
▼8%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 5%