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Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Salaries for Software Engineering Group Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($122K) per year. Total cash compensation for Software Engineering Group Managers runs from $82K to $166K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Though the majority of Software Engineering Group Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$79,448 - $154,147
MEDIAN: $122,041

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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.
$79,448 - $154,147  
$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).
$81,921 - $166,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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 .NET, SQL, and C#. Those proficient in .NET are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL.

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Job Satisfaction

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


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 5%