$133,654
Avg. Salary
$62.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$12,161

Bonus

$6,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Engineering Manager is $62.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Engineering Manager is $133,654 per year.

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$41.43
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MEDIAN $62.25
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$100k
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MEDIAN $133,654
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MEDIAN: $133,654
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$0$184K
Salary $99,738 - $170,007
Bonus $3,405 - $25,166
Profit Sharing $1,926 - $25,342
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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$102,499 - $184,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,633
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $41.43 - $96.30
Overtime $63.71
Annual Data $0$184K
Bonus $3,405 - $25,166
Profit Sharing $1,926 - $25,342
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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$102,499 - $184,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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 Pay By Employer

$0$196K

$132,143

$140,300

$136,187

Amazon.com Inc
12 profiles
$145,375

EMC Corporation
8 profiles
$145,000

$127,650

$150,257

$102,439

Microsoft Corp
5 profiles
$154,889

Common Career Paths for Software Engineering Manager


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It doesn't happen often, but some Software Engineering Managers do move on to become VPs of Computer Software Engineering. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $164K per year. When Software Engineering Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Software Engineering Directors or Directors of Engineering. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $5K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineering Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Java, Linux, Agile, and Software Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C#, .NET, and C# Programming Language. The majority of those who know C also know Project Management.

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 $124,000 based on 133 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 $130,000 based on 365 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 $138,000 based on 668 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 $143,000 based on 198 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,227

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Software Engineering Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Engineering Managers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+23 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Palo Alto (+17 percent), and New York (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Hartford, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Atlanta and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Software Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 404 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$141,000

▼2%

▼8%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Software Engineering Manager Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$141,000

▼2%

▼2%


C++ Programming Language
▼3%



Agile Software Development
▼4%

C++
▼4%


▼6%

SQL
▼8%


▼12%

C#
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 404 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 4%