A Director of Engineering earns an average salary of $136,858 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.

$88,136 - $183,487
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$88K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $136,858
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$12.16 - $83.84
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$12
$49
$84
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,136 - $183,487  
   
Bonus
$2,604 - $38,475  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $26,297  
Commission
$30,521  
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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$91,368 - $203,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $83.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,604 - $38,475  
   
Commission
$30,521  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $26,297  
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).
)
$91,368 - $203,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $146,881

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Director of Engineering Reviews

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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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries



National Average
$147,000



Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries



Leadership
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Product Development
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Program Management
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People Management
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Team Leadership
0%

Business Development
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National Average
$147,000

Systems Engineering
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Engineering Design
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Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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