A Software Engineering / Development Director earns an average salary of $141,532 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$101,473 - $178,680
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MEDIAN: $141,532
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$69.41 - $97.21
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$101,473 - $178,680  
   
Bonus
$3,949 - $31,502  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $25,073  
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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$104,486 - $196,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 861
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$75.94  
   
Overtime
$55.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,949 - $31,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $25,073  
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).
)
$104,486 - $196,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $151,251

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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries



National Average
$151,000



Skills That Affect Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries


Agile Software Development
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C++
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Software Development Management
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Software Architecture
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Agile
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Java
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$151,000

C# Programming Language
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C#
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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