Software Engineering / Development Director with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills pull down an average of $143K annually. 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. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$103,184 - $177,220
(Median)
$100K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $142,832
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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.


For Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $118K per year. Software Engineering Directors with Software Architecture skills bring in $156K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $163K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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