Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Software Engineering Group Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $121K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Software Engineering Group Managers bottoms out near $83K and approaches $166K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$79,852 - $154,429

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National Salary Data (?
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$79,852 - $154,429  
$9.00 - $20,587  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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).
$82,555 - $166,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Job Description for Software Engineering Group Manager

  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineering Group Manager

Software Engineering Group Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Java, C, C++, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, .NET, and C#. Those educated in .NET tend to be well versed in SQL.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%