How much does a Director of Software Engineering make?

Updated Sep 22, 2021

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$189,462 /yr
Average Base Pay

289 salaries

$145K

Low

$189K

Average

$247K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Director of Software Engineering is $189,462 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Director of Software Engineering salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 289 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director of Software Engineering employees.

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L7
Director of Software Engineering$189,462 /yr
L8
Senior Director of Software Engineering$197,790 /yr
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Qualcomm
4.2

Qualcomm

Director of Software Engineering

$230,225

 /yr
Range: $230K - $230K
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$230K

$230K

$230,225 - $230,225 Range

CA Technologies
4.1

CA Technologies

Director of Software Engineering

$190,846

 /yr
Range: $149K - $218K

$149K

$218K

$149,346 - $218,330 Range

Pearson
3.7

Pearson

Director of Software Engineering

$171,197

 /yr
Range: $154K - $242K

$154K

$242K

$154,495 - $242,287 Range

CoreLogic
3.4

CoreLogic

Director of Software Engineering

$162,953

 /yr
Range: $135K - $185K

$135K

$185K

$135,100 - $184,670 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Director of Software Engineering

$150,827

 /yr
Range: $144K - $158K

$144K

$158K

$143,807 - $157,562 Range

Salesforce
4.4

Salesforce

Director of Software Engineering

$221,710

 /yr
Range: $182K - $250K

$182K

$250K

$182,272 - $249,965 Range

Finicity
3.3

Finicity

Director of Software Engineering

$161,017

 /yr
Range: $161K - $161K

$161K

$161K

$161,017 - $161,017 Range

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Capital One
4.1

Capital One

Director of Software Engineering

$220,215

 /yr
Range: $216K - $222K

$216K

$222K

$215,883 - $222,226 Range

Fifth Third
3.7

Fifth Third

Director of Software Engineering

$180,434

 /yr
Range: $166K - $210K

$166K

$210K

$165,702 - $210,000 Range

Optum
3.6

Optum

Director of Software Engineering

$159,073

 /yr
Range: $156K - $185K

$156K

$185K

$156,012 - $185,000 Range

Travelzoo
3.2

Travelzoo

Director of Software Engineering

$209,599

 /yr
Range: $203K - $249K

$203K

$249K

$203,354 - $249,243 Range

Barclays
4

Barclays

Director of Software Engineering

$190,342

 /yr
Range: $190K - $197K

$190K

$197K

$189,842 - $197,128 Range

Amazon Lab126
3.7

Amazon Lab126

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$201K -$224K

$201K

$224K

$201,444 - $223,686 Range

BLADE Network Technologies

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$161K -$185K

$161K

$185K

$161,425 - $185,289 Range

Red Ventures
3.8

Red Ventures

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$139K -$168K

$139K

$168K

$138,939 - $168,392 Range

Neustar
4.1

Neustar

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$205K -$262K

$205K

$262K

$204,745 - $261,927 Range

Broadridge
3.7

Broadridge

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$168K -$201K

$168K

$201K

$167,824 - $200,985 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$218K -$235K

$218K

$235K

$218,122 - $234,822 Range

Sage
4.2

Sage

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$184K -$205K

$184K

$205K

$184,389 - $204,816 Range

IHS Markit
4.1

IHS Markit

Director of Software Engineering
About 

$122K -$189K

$122K

$189K

$122,442 - $189,421 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Director of Software Engineering salaries

The national average salary for a Director of Software Engineering is $189,462 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director of Software Engineering salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 289 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director of Software Engineering employees.

The highest salary for a Director of Software Engineering in United States is $247,475 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director of Software Engineering in United States is $145,049 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent director of software engineering salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$160,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$32k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$146,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $146,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$168,000
per year
A Director of Software Engineering in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $168,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$220,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $220,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$205,000
per year
A Director of Software Engineering in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $205,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
$30k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$250,000
per year
A Software Engineering Director in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Software Engineer Director in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Salt Lake City, UT Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$136,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $136,000 per year
Additional Pay
$23k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$202,175
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $202,175 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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