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Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Average pay for Software Engineering Group Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($122K). Total cash earnings of Software Engineering Group Managers range from $81K on the low end to $166K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $21K and $10K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$78,876 - $154,026
MEDIAN: $121,807

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$78,876 - $154,026  
$18.00 - $20,574  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $10,365  
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).
$81,183 - $166,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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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.

Common Career Paths for Software Engineering Group Manager

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For Software Engineering Group Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Software Engineering Group Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Software Engineering.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineering Group Manager

Software Engineering Group Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in C, C++, C#, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include .NET, SQL, and C#. Most people skilled in .NET are similarly competent in SQL.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


8 %
92 %

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: 79% employee benefits None: 5%