The average pay for a Software Engineering Manager is C$109,979 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$78,486 - C$138,471
C$78K
C$110K
C$140K
MEDIAN: C$111,434
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50%
90%
C$0C$146K
Salary C$78,486 - C$138,471
Bonus C$4,880 - C$20,168
Profit Sharing C$8,500
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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C$80,559 - C$146,243
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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

  • Act as a resource for software developers on policies, procedures and technical issues.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with writing software.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$89,000 based on 6 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$110,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$125,000 based on 18 salaries. A Software Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$113,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Software Engineering Manager

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
C$116,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲5%

National Average
C$116,000

Java
▼5%

C++
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%