Software Engineering / Development Director with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Generous salaries abound for Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills , with average pay above six figures ($143K) per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills — which occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $28K from profit sharing — stretch from around $112K to approximately $198K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$107,645 - $178,005
(Median)
$110K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $142,563
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$107,645 - $178,005  
   
Bonus
$1,973 - $31,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $28,406  
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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$111,917 - $197,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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.


For Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $117K per year. Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills see a median salary of $157K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $164K.

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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
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National Average
$154,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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