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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
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$120K
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,804 - $154,392  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$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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Experience Affects Software Engineering Group Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$130,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Group Manager Salaries

Java
up arrow 13%

C
up arrow 6%

National Average
$130,000

C++
up arrow 3%

C#
up arrow 12%

SQL
up arrow 17%

.NET
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

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