How much does a Software Engineering Director make in the United States? The average Software Engineering Director salary in the United States is $191,239 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $178,835 and $214,304. 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. 

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25% $178,835 10% $167,541 90% $235,304 75% $214,304 $191,239 50%(Median)
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Software Engineering Director directs and oversees the software engineering function in developing, releasing, and maintaining software applications/operating systems according to business needs. Establishes policies and procedures that produce high-quality software product and service. Being a Software Engineering Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Software Engineering Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Software Engineering Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Software Engineering Director: Programming, Bug/Defect Analysis, Application lifecycle management (ALM) Software, Software Development ...More

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