Software Engineering Manager Salary

A Software Engineering Manager earns an average salary of $128,782 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$98,441 - $162,519
$98K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $128,782
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$46.00 - $75.50
$62
MEDIAN: $61.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$98,441 - $162,519  
   
Bonus
$3,046 - $23,413  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $19,606  
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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$100,881 - $176,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,095
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$61.67  
   
Overtime
$63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,046 - $23,413  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $19,606  
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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$100,881 - $176,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Software Engineering Manager

A software engineering manager is an important component of any technological services company that deals with software. This individual is responsible for assembling a team of software engineers that can work quickly and successfully on software products. This team is largely responsible for providing maintenance on any software products that may malfunction, and they may also develop new software. While the software engineering manager may also work directly with software in a hands-on way, most of their work generally is oversight on particular projects; as a supervisor, they make sure all products are fully functional and meet the company's standards. A software engineering manager is usually subordinate to executives in the software department, such as a vice president, president, or executive of software development; they will report any developments or problems to this individual.

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Software Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 365 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 668 salaries. A Software Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $135,821

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Software Engineering Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineering Manager?

Software Engineering Manager in Seattle:
Pros: Working with talented engineers. Can manage people. Can manage projects. Set goals / deadlines. Input on software design.
Cons: Stress level. Long hours of work. Not being appreciated for doing nom-transparent work.

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Key Stats for Software Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$136,000

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

▲2%


Agile Software Development
▼0%

C++
▼0%

C++ Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$136,000




▼2%

SQL
▼4%


▼9%

C#
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 3%