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Average Software Engineering / Development Director Salary

$148,974
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$17,655
Bonus
$10,247
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The average salary for a Software Engineering / Development Director is $148,974.
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$102k
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$149k
90%
$189k
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What Do Software Engineering / Development Directors Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineering / Development Director

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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, One Network Enterprises and Oracle Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Wolters Kluwer where the average pay is $152,131. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ACI Worldwide, Inc. and Oracle Corp., earning around $151,500 and $149,044, respectively. ConnectWise pays the lowest at around $108,387. Fidelity Investments and One Network Enterprises also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $125,450 and $130,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineering / Development Directors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineering / Development Directors?

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 $132,720 based on 13 salaries. An early career Software Engineering / Development Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,170 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineering / Development Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $132,250 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering / Development Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $148,957 based on 771 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $158,989.
Employees with Software Engineering / Development Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (15.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.9% less) and Austin, Texas (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,743 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
5.6%
Mid Career
10.3%
Experienced
44.2%
Late Career
39.1%