A Software Engineering Manager earns an average salary of $128,755 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.

$98,793 - $162,119
(Median)
$99K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $128,754
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$26.63 - $99.33
(Median)
$27
$56
$99
MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$98,793 - $162,119  
   
Bonus
$2,927 - $23,281  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $19,489  
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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$100,923 - $175,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$26.63 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$71.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$2,927 - $23,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$999 - $19,489  
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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$100,923 - $175,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

National Average: $136,225

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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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Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries



National Average
$136,000



Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

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Linux
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C++ Programming Language
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Agile
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Software Architecture
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Agile Software Development
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National Average
$136,000

Software Development Management
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People Management
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C++
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Project Management
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JavaScript
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SQL
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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