How much does a Software Engineering Director make?

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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$194,994 /yr
Average Base Pay

561 salaries

$146K

Low

$195K

Average

$260K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

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

Seniority Levels

L7
Director of Software Engineering$189,512 /yr
L8
Senior Director of Software Engineering$197,798 /yr
Career Path

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$181,283

per year

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$179,417

per year

Director of Software Engineering

$189,512

per year

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$152,824

per year

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Capital One
4.2

Capital One

Software Engineering Director

$187,974

 /yr
Range: $175K - $231K
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$175K

$231K

$175,480 - $230,920 Range

Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Software Engineering Director

$200,039

 /yr
Range: $174K - $239K

$174K

$239K

$174,033 - $238,573 Range

Mentor Graphics
4.3

Mentor Graphics

Software Engineering Director

$213,277

 /yr
Range: $213K - $213K

$213K

$213K

$213,277 - $213,277 Range

Dell Technologies
4.2

Dell Technologies

Software Engineering Director

$202,470

 /yr
Range: $174K - $226K

$174K

$226K

$173,768 - $226,435 Range

Cadence Design Systems
4.4

Cadence Design Systems

Software Engineering Director

$240,565

 /yr
Range: $193K - $306K

$193K

$306K

$193,132 - $305,630 Range

Salesforce
4.4

Salesforce

Software Engineering Director

$216,444

 /yr
Range: $166K - $252K

$166K

$252K

$165,666 - $251,862 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Software Engineering Director

$137,978

 /yr
Range: $120K - $191K

$120K

$191K

$119,945 - $191,019 Range

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Manhattan Associates
3.9

Manhattan Associates

Software Engineering Director

$140,703

 /yr
Range: $141K - $163K

$141K

$163K

$140,703 - $162,950 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Software Engineering Director

$338,489

 /yr
Range: $312K - $402K

$312K

$402K

$311,528 - $402,301 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Software Engineering Director

$240,402

 /yr
Range: $171K - $321K

$171K

$321K

$170,802 - $320,644 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software Engineering Director

$230,513

 /yr
Range: $181K - $261K

$181K

$261K

$181,028 - $260,508 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Software Engineering Director

$192,209

 /yr
Range: $171K - $264K

$171K

$264K

$171,303 - $264,146 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Software Engineering Director

$245,345

 /yr
Range: $160K - $294K

$160K

$294K

$159,547 - $293,839 Range

Juniper Networks
4

Juniper Networks

Software Engineering Director

$219,159

 /yr
Range: $195K - $245K

$195K

$245K

$195,375 - $245,261 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Software Engineering Director

$253,573

 /yr
Range: $189K - $293K

$189K

$293K

$188,924 - $292,518 Range

Mastercard
4.2

Mastercard

Software Engineering Director

$153,204

 /yr
Range: $144K - $215K

$144K

$215K

$144,290 - $215,267 Range

CME Group
3.9

CME Group

Software Engineering Director

$177,651

 /yr
Range: $144K - $186K

$144K

$186K

$144,076 - $185,604 Range

Sun Microsystems
4.3

Sun Microsystems

Software Engineering Director

$232,927

 /yr
Range: $189K - $253K

$189K

$253K

$189,288 - $252,675 Range

Sears
3.2

Sears

Software Engineering Director

$159,645

 /yr
Range: $135K - $201K

$135K

$201K

$134,542 - $200,942 Range

NetApp
4.1

NetApp

Software Engineering Director

$228,614

 /yr
Range: $202K - $258K

$202K

$258K

$202,412 - $258,154 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.

If you are thinking of becoming a Software Engineering Director or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Software Engineering Director.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$240,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $240,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$204,000
per year
A Software Engineering Director in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $204,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$130,000
per year
A Software Engineering Director in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Director of Software Engineering in the Louisville, KY Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$21k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Louisville, KY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$130,000
per year
A Director of Software Engineering in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$190,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $190,000 per year
Additional Pay
$36k cash bonus
$43k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$270,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $270,000 per year
Additional Pay
$35k cash bonus
$15k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$230,000
per year
A Director of Software Engineering in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $230,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$216,000
per year
A Director, Software Engineering in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $216,000 per year
Additional Pay
$54k cash bonus
$79k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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