Director of Engineering Salary

A Director of Engineering earns an average salary of $136,080 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Software Development Management and Software Architecture.

$87,437 - $182,628
$87K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $136,080
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$13.91 - $83.84
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MEDIAN: $49.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,437 - $182,628  
   
Bonus
$2,952 - $38,299  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $25,210  
Commission
$47,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$90,314 - $203,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $83.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $93.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,952 - $38,299  
   
Commission
$47,500  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $25,210  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$90,314 - $203,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Director of Engineering

A director of engineering coordinates and manages the entire engineering crew of the company. Although a director of engineering mainly supervises projects, they often conduct hands-on work for projects as well. They typically work with their engineering staff and have minimal interaction with customers and clients, although there are exceptions. A director of engineering typically works in an office setting, although they may travel to project sites. Their day typically includes full-time work during business hours, although the director may have to work longer hours under project deadlines.

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Director of Engineering Tasks

  • Coordinate and direct engineering projects.
  • Provide professional and technical staff assistance.
  • Direct the integration of technical and engineering activities within projects.
  • Direct and supervise engineering departments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Director of Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 194 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 406 salaries. An experienced Director of Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 1,244 salaries. A Director of Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 983 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $146,444

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Director of Engineering Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Engineering?

Director of Engineering in Newark:
"Fun."
Pros: Its fun and with it being a small company there is a lot of free reign. If I have an Idea for a part it goes heard and usually implemented.
Cons: No benefits, Inconsistent Pay.

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Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 283 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$146,000

▼13%

▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%