Software Engineering Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Software Engineering Manager make in the United States? The average Software Engineering Manager salary in the United States is $135,120 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $120,567 and $154,492. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Software Engineering Manager manages and oversees the design and development of software applications. Directs the work of engineers to ensure the best practices around software development. Being a Software Engineering Manager requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a senior manager. The Software Engineering Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Software Engineering Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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