A Software Engineering / Development Director earns an average salary of $129,191 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Software Engineering / Development Director Total Pay (?
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$90,358 - $160,602
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MEDIAN: $129,190
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Software Engineering / Development Director Total Pay (?
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$12.26 - $78.30
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,358 - $160,602  
   
Bonus
$2,918 - $29,986  
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $19,614  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$93,259 - $180,454  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,746
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $78.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,918 - $29,986  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $19,614  
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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$93,259 - $180,454  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,746
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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 Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$138,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

C++
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Java
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Project Management
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National Average
$138,000
C#
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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