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Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Software Engineering Group Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $124K per year. Cash earnings for Software Engineering Group Managers — including $21K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $83K to $164K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$80,393 - $149,775
MEDIAN: $117,396

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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.
$80,393 - $149,775  
$302.01 - $20,810  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $10,284  
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).
$82,721 - $163,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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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Software Engineering Group Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Software Engineering. Median pay for Software Engineering Directors is $135K.

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Survey results show that Software Engineering Group Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in C, C++, C#, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like .NET, SQL, and C#. Competency in .NET frequently indicates knowledge of SQL.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


5 %
95 %

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: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%