Director of Engineering Salary (United States)

A Director of Engineering earns an average salary of $128,763 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 Architecture, Software Development, and Software Development Management.
Director of Engineering Total Pay (?
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$80,509 - $176,065
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MEDIAN: $128,762
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Director of Engineering Total Pay (?
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$14.30 - $80.25
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$80,509 - $176,065  
   
Bonus
$1,133 - $36,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,962 - $24,566  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,352  
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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$83,251 - $198,971  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,077
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $80.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,133 - $36,434  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,352  
Profit Sharing
$1,962 - $24,566  
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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$83,251 - $198,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,077
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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
  • Direct the integration of technical and engineering activities within projects.
  • Direct and supervise engineering departments.
  • Coordinate and direct engineering projects.
  • Provide professional and technical staff assistance.
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

National Average
$140,000

Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries

Team Leadership
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Leadership
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Product Development
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Program Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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National Average
$140,000
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
45%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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