Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salary

A sizeable majority of VPs of Computer Software Engineering in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $166K annually. In the world of VPs of Computer Software Engineering, total cash compensation can vary between $118K and $249K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $57K and $25K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,373 - $224,532
$120K
$170K
$220K
MEDIAN: $166,755
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$0$258K
Salary $115,373 - $224,532
Bonus $5,918 - $58,596
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,566
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$122,444 - $258,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 235

Job Description for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

The vice president of engineering (computer software) is typically a member of the organization's management team and is responsible for managing the entire software development team. Their main objective is to work with project and product management to ensure products - and the product development process - meets the need of the organization and its customers.

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Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Tasks

  • 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 Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)


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VPs of Computer Software Engineering who take on a higher-level position such as Chief Technology Officer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Chief Technology Officers on average bring home $148K.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)


VPs of Computer Software Engineering report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, People Management, Java, and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Those with knowledge of C++ tend to be skilled in Java as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $179,000 based on 185 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 118 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $182,581

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

With a pay rate for VPs of Computer Software Engineering that is 28 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. VPs of Computer Software Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palo Alto (+25 percent), Boulder (+24 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Asheville and 8 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)?

Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) in Brooklyn:
"Some words of advice."
Developing culture is important.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
45%

Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$183,000

▼2%

▼18%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salaries



▲8%

▲7%




National Average
$183,000

Software Development
▼2%


▼7%

Oracle
▼7%

C++
▼10%

C
▼11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼12%

C#
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 4%