Software Engineering / Development Director with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills can expect wages of $143K per year on average. Incomes of Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $34K cause paychecks to spread between $107K on the low end and $201K on the high end. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$103,184 - $177,220
(Median)
$100K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $142,832
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$103,184 - $177,220  
   
Bonus
$2,004 - $34,299  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $35,235  
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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$107,070 - $200,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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.


Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $118K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $119K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $156K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $163K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
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National Average
$152,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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