How much does a Software Engineering Director make?

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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$194,994 /yr
Average Base Pay

561 salaries

$146K

Low

$195K

Average

$260K

High

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How much does a Software Engineering Director make? The national average salary for a Software Engineering Director is $194,994 in United States. Filter by location to see Software Engineering Director salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 561 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Engineering Director employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Director of Software Engineering?

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What are some related job titles for a Director Software Engineering?

Software Engineering Manager

$167,639

per year

Director of Engineering

$181,283

per year

Director of Engineering

$181,283

per year

Director of Software Development

$179,417

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Director, Software Engineering in United States of America

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$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$450,000/yr
Stock Bonus$80,000/yr

9 days ago by a Director, Software Engineering with more than 15 years of experience

$165,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Director of Software Engineering with 10 to 14 years of experience

$186,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$37,000/yr
Stock Bonus$44,000/yr

10 days ago by a Software Engineering Director with 10 to 14 years of experience

$155,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Director, Software Engineering with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$132,300

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Director, Software Engineering with more than 15 years of experience

$166,600

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Director, Software Engineering with 10 to 14 years of experience

$172,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$25,000/yr

11 days ago by a Director, Software Engineering with 10 to 14 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Director of Software Operations with 7 to 9 years of experience

$145,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Director of Software Engineering with 1 to 3 years of experience

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What is the average pay for a Software Engineering Director at different companies?

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Capital One
4.1

Capital One

Software Engineering Director

$190,885

 /yr
Range: $178K - $234K

$178K

$234K

$178,197 - $234,496 Range

Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Software Engineering Director

$203,136

 /yr
Range: $177K - $242K

$177K

$242K

$176,727 - $242,267 Range

Mentor Graphics
4.3

Mentor Graphics

Software Engineering Director

$216,579

 /yr
Range: $217K - $217K

$217K

$217K

$216,579 - $216,579 Range

Dell Technologies
4.2

Dell Technologies

Software Engineering Director

$205,605

 /yr
Range: $176K - $230K

$176K

$230K

$176,458 - $229,941 Range

Cadence Design Systems
4.4

Cadence Design Systems

Software Engineering Director

$244,289

 /yr
Range: $196K - $310K

$196K

$310K

$196,123 - $310,362 Range

Salesforce
4.5

Salesforce

Software Engineering Director

$219,796

 /yr
Range: $168K - $256K

$168K

$256K

$168,231 - $255,762 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Software Engineering Director

$140,115

 /yr
Range: $122K - $194K

$122K

$194K

$121,802 - $193,976 Range

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Manhattan Associates
4

Manhattan Associates

Software Engineering Director

$142,881

 /yr
Range: $143K - $165K

$143K

$165K

$142,881 - $165,473 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineering Director

$343,730

 /yr
Range: $316K - $409K

$316K

$409K

$316,351 - $408,530 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Software Engineering Director

$244,124

 /yr
Range: $173K - $326K

$173K

$326K

$173,447 - $325,609 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineering Director

$234,082

 /yr
Range: $184K - $265K

$184K

$265K

$183,830 - $264,542 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Software Engineering Director

$250,858

 /yr
Range: $162K - $298K

$162K

$298K

$162,018 - $298,389 Range

EMC
3.7

EMC

Software Engineering Director

$195,184

 /yr
Range: $174K - $268K

$174K

$268K

$173,956 - $268,236 Range

Juniper Networks
4.1

Juniper Networks

Software Engineering Director

$222,552

 /yr
Range: $198K - $249K

$198K

$249K

$198,400 - $249,058 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Engineering Director

$257,499

 /yr
Range: $192K - $297K

$192K

$297K

$191,849 - $297,047 Range

Mastercard
4.2

Mastercard

Software Engineering Director

$155,576

 /yr
Range: $147K - $219K

$147K

$219K

$146,524 - $218,600 Range

CME Group
3.8

CME Group

Software Engineering Director

$180,401

 /yr
Range: $146K - $188K

$146K

$188K

$146,306 - $188,478 Range

Sun Microsystems
4.4

Sun Microsystems

Software Engineering Director

$236,533

 /yr
Range: $192K - $257K

$192K

$257K

$192,219 - $256,587 Range

Sears
3.3

Sears

Software Engineering Director

$162,117

 /yr
Range: $137K - $204K

$137K

$204K

$136,625 - $204,053 Range

NetApp
4.1

NetApp

Software Engineering Director

$232,154

 /yr
Range: $206K - $262K

$206K

$262K

$205,546 - $262,151 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Software Engineering Director salaries

The national average salary for a Software Engineering Director is $194,994 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Engineering Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 561 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Engineering Director employees.

The highest salary for a Software Engineering Director in United States is $260,458 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Engineering Director in United States is $145,984 per year.

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