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The average salary for a Senior Engineering Manager is $145,473.
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What Do Senior Engineering Managers Do?

Senior Engineering Manager Tasks
  • Manages the full lifecycle of company projects, ensuring that they fall within budget and on schedule.
  • Works with clients to ensure that project goals are aligned.
  • Supports quality assurance and troubleshooting during the lifecycle of the project.
  • Sets project scopes and identifies execution resources, such as funds or manpower.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Engineering Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Engineering Manager are from the companies Rockwell Collins, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Capital One Financial Corp where the average pay is $182,300. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Co. and Baxter International Inc, earning around $169,251 and $159,303, respectively. Rockwell Collins, Inc. pays the lowest at around $126,477. General Electric Co (GE) and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $145,107 and $150,075, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Engineering Managers?

Skills in People Management and Software Development Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development, Engineering Design and Project Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Engineering Managers?

An early career Senior Engineering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $116,097 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Senior Engineering Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,163 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Senior Engineering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $148,516 based on 684 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $147,860.
Employees with Senior Engineering Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (26.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.8% less) and Houston, Texas (0.4% less).

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