Software Engineering Manager Salary

The average pay for a Software Engineering Manager is $123,988 per year.

$91,600 - $156,198
(Median)
$92K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,988
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$27.00 - $90.00
(Median)
$27
$57
$90
MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,600 - $156,198  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $23,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,398  
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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$93,842 - $170,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.00 - $90.00  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $104.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,002 - $23,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $12,398  
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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$93,842 - $170,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • 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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National Average
$132,000



Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%
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