Top Software Development Executive Salary in the United States

How much does a Top Software Development Executive make in the United States? The average Top Software Development Executive salary in the United States is $231,112 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $189,841 and $277,455. 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

Job Description

Top Software Development Executive establishes and directs the strategic long term goals, policies and procedures for an organization's software development program. Oversees the development, release, and maintenance of software applications in accordance with business needs. Being a Top Software Development Executive may require a bachelor's/master's degree. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Additionally, Top Software Development Executive typically reports to top management. Top level or C level management. Is responsible for the development of functional or business unit strategy for the entire organization. Defines corporate vision and strategy establishes company direction and focus. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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