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

Men make up the majority of VPs of Computer Software Engineering in the United States, bringing in about $168K annually. Total incomes of VPs of Computer Software Engineering incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $55K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $122K and $246K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$113,003 - $217,597
$110K
$170K
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MEDIAN: $168,337
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$113,003 - $217,597  
   
Bonus
$5,158 - $55,362  
Profit Sharing
$4,917 - $20,089  
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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$121,527 - $246,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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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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Although many VPs of Computer Software Engineering transition into Chief Technology Officer roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $148K.

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


Survey results imply that VPs of Computer Software Engineering deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, People Management, Java, and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Those with knowledge of C++ tend to be skilled in Java as well.

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

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $179,000 based on 185 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 118 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $179,957

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For VPs of Computer Software Engineering, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. VPs of Computer Software Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palo Alto (+25 percent), Boulder (+23 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Asheville and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries

▲9%

National Average
$180,000

▼1%

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼19%

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



▲9%


▲9%



National Average
$180,000

Software Development
▼1%


▼6%

Oracle
▼6%

C++
▼9%

C
▼9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

C#
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 5%
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