Average Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

$146,774
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$17,145
Bonus
$40,000
Commission
$10,285
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineering / Development Director is $146,774.
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$102k
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$147k
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$186k
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MEDIAN $146,774
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Salary
$102k - $186k
Bonus
$5k - $36k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $38k
Commission
$0 - $40k
Total Pay
$105k - $213k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineering / Development Director

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineering / Development Director are from the companies Fidelity Investments, Oracle Corp. and Oracle. Reported salaries are highest at Oracle where the average pay is $176,385. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Overstock.com and MasterCard Worldwide, earning around $160,000 and $160,000, respectively. Fidelity Investments pays the lowest at around $123,926. ForeSee Results and ACI Worldwide, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $145,753 and $151,500, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Software Engineering / Development Director

Skills in Software Development Management, Agile Software Development, Software Architecture and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering / Development Director

An entry-level Software Engineering / Development Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $123,736 based on 11 salaries. An early career Software Engineering / Development Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,067 based on 107 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineering / Development Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,759 based on 184 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering / Development Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,339 based on 932 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $155,921.
Employees with Software Engineering / Development Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (0.7% less), New York, New York (0.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,968 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Early Career
5.4%
Mid Career
9.3%
Experienced
47.4%
Late Career
37.3%