Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Pay for Software Engineering Group Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $122K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Engineering Group Managers approaches anywhere from $81K on the lower end to $171K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $22K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. Most Software Engineering Group Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$79,255 - $156,635
MEDIAN: $122,477

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$79,255 - $156,635  
$-0.49 - $21,957  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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).
$80,897 - $171,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

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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Software Engineering Group Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Java, C, C++, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, .NET, and C#. Those with knowledge of .NET tend to be skilled in C# as well.

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Experience Affects Software Engineering Group Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 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: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 2%