Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salary

Men make up the majority of VPs of Computer Software Engineering in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $169K per year. Cash earnings for VPs of Computer Software Engineering — including $56K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $123K to $245K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,652 - $215,423
$120K
$170K
$220K
MEDIAN: $168,686
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$115,652 - $215,423  
   
Bonus
$5,135 - $55,573  
Profit Sharing
$4,904 - $20,273  
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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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$123,282 - $244,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

The vice president of engineering (computer software) is typically a member of the organization's management team and is responsible for managing the entire software development team. Their main objective is to work with project and product management to ensure products - and the product development process - meets the need of the organization and its customers.

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Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Tasks

  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
  • Participate in the strategic decisions about technology, definition, and implementation of the software products.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)


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VPs of Computer Software Engineering often transition into a Chief Technology Officer position. Chief Technology Officers report a slightly lower median income of $148K.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)


VPs of Computer Software Engineering seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Cloud Computing, People Management, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Competency in C++ frequently indicates knowledge of Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


VPs of Computer Software Engineering with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $146K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $150K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $179K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $197K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,694

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For those looking to make money, VPs of Computer Software Engineering in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. VPs of Computer Software Engineering will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+26 percent), Boulder (+24 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Asheville and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$179,000

▼16%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries



▲10%


▲10%



Software Development
▼0%

National Average
$179,000


▼5%

Oracle
▼5%

C++
▼8%

C
▼9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼10%

C#
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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