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 $168K annually. Total cash compensation to VPs of Computer Software Engineering bottoms out near $123K and approaches $244K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $55K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$116,581 - $214,212
$120K
$170K
$210K
MEDIAN: $167,845
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Salary
$116,581 - $214,212  
   
Bonus
$5,068 - $55,106  
Profit Sharing
$4,932 - $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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$122,749 - $243,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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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 report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, Agile Software Development, Java, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Java is a skill commonly found among those who know C++.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $141K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. VPs of Computer Software Engineering see a median salary of $179K after reaching one to two decades on the job. VPs of Computer Software Engineering who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $193K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $176,280

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

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palo Alto (+28 percent), Boulder (+26 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a VP of Computer Software Engineering's salary, with Denver VPs of Computer Software Engineering earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Asheville (11 percent lower and 10 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 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$176,000

▼16%

Entry-Level
▼20%

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

Cloud Computing
▲19%


Java
▲12%

Leadership
▲10%



Software Development Management
▲1%

National Average
$176,000



Agile
▼4%

Oracle
▼4%

C++
▼7%

C
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

C#
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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