Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Average pay for a Software Engineering Group Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $122K per year. In the world of Software Engineering Group Managers, overall income ranges from $82K near the bottom to $166K at the top; this can include more than $21K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$78,665 - $154,646
MEDIAN: $122,478

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$78,665 - $154,646  
$17.88 - $20,872  
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).
$81,740 - $166,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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

Software Engineering Group Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 22 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: 77% employee benefits None: 5%