Director of Engineering Salary in San Diego, California

The average salary for a Director of Engineering in San Diego, California is $145,059 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Program Management, People Management, Systems Engineering, Team Leadership, and Leadership.

$87,963 - $195,005
MEDIAN: $145,058

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$88,088 - $214,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Program Management
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People Management
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Systems Engineering
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Team Leadership
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Software Development Management
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


5 %
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%