Software Engineering Group Manager Salary

An average Software Engineering Group Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $122K annually. Overall cash earnings for Software Engineering Group Managers stretch from $81K on the lower end to $171K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $22K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$79,255 - $156,635
MEDIAN: $122,477

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$79,255 - $156,635  
$-0.49 - $21,957  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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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Software Engineering Group Managers who transition into an upper level Software Engineering position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Software Engineering makes $138K a year.

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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#. Aptitude in .NET tends to also indicate an understanding of C#.

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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%