Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

Senior Software Development Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $156K) surpassing six figures annually. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$118,955 - $236,874
$120K
$170K
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MEDIAN: $171,574
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$0$312K
Salary $118,955 - $236,874
Bonus $7,149 - $81,289
Profit Sharing $2,500 - $90,000
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$124,676 - $312,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

Job Description for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

  • 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 Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


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As Senior Software Development Directors make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level VP of Computer Software Engineering position pays around the same amount as the Senior Software Development Director job on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director


Survey takers who work as Senior Software Development Directors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Software Development Management, and Software Architecture can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Architecture and Software Development Management. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Software Architecture.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $189,387

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

For Senior Software Development Directors, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Software Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (8 percent less) and Atlanta (6 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineering / Development Director

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
47%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$189,000

▼5%

▼12%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineering / Development Director Salaries

National Average
$189,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 2%