Software Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

A Software Engineering Manager earns an average salary of $119,860 per year. A skill in Agile is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Software Engineering Manager Total Pay (?
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$88,593 - $151,115
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MEDIAN: $119,860
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Software Engineering Manager Total Pay (?
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$35.63 - $80.32
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MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$88,593 - $151,115  
   
Bonus
$1,037 - $22,120  
Profit Sharing
$1,943 - $11,878  
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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$91,821 - $165,241  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$35.63 - $80.32  
   
Overtime
$53.82 - $68.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,037 - $22,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,943 - $11,878  
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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$91,821 - $165,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
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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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Pay Difference By Location
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Sunnyvale
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Santa Clara
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$127,000
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Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average
$127,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

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C
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$127,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%
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