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Average Software Engineering Manager Salary

$137,965
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,569
Bonus
$5,896
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The average salary for a Software Engineering Manager is $137,965.
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$102k
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$138k
90%
$175k
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What Do Software Engineering Managers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Software Engineering Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Software Engineering Manager are from the companies Capital One Financial Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Capital One Financial Corp where the average pay is $147,881. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lockheed Martin Corp and L-3 Communications, earning around $140,300 and $139,588, respectively. General Electric Co (GE) pays the lowest at around $118,000. ReadyTalk and The Boeing Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $130,506 and $135,753, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineering Managers?

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

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

An entry-level Software Engineering Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $120,950 based on 16 salaries. An early career Software Engineering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,310 based on 291 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineering Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,340 based on 620 salaries. An experienced Software Engineering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,275 based on 1,322 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $143,629.
Employees with Software Engineering Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,780 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Early Career
10.5%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
47.6%
Late Career
19.1%