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Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Compensation for Software Engineering Group Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($123K). Total cash compensation for Software Engineering Group Managers runs from $83K to $167K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Software Engineering Group Managers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$79,804 - $154,392
MEDIAN: $122,510

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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.
$79,804 - $154,392  
$18.00 - $20,842  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $10,304  
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).
$82,577 - $166,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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

Survey results suggest that Software Engineering Group Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 .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 25 votes.


9 %
91 %

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%