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.

$98,532 - $163,106
$99K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $130,066
10%
50%
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$46.00 - $78.00
$62
MEDIAN: $61.67
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$0$176K
Salary $98,532 - $163,106
Bonus $3,059 - $22,551
Profit Sharing $985 - $20,653
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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$101,120 - $176,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,124
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $61.67
Overtime $63.00
Annual Data $0$176K
Bonus $3,059 - $22,551
Profit Sharing $985 - $20,653
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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$101,120 - $176,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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: $136,802

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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
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$137,000

▼5%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

▲1%


C++ Programming Language
▼0%

National Average
$137,000



Agile Software Development
▼1%

C++
▼1%


▼3%

SQL
▼5%


▼9%

C#
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 3%
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