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Director of Engineering Salary in San Diego, California

The average salary for a Director of Engineering in San Diego, California is $142,101 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 People Management, Program Management, Systems Engineering, Leadership, and Software Development Management.

$88,331 - $187,940
MEDIAN: $142,101

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$88,331 - $187,940  
$0.00 - $40,746  
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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).
$90,000 - $208,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Experience Affects Director of Engineering in San Diego, California Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Engineering in San Diego, California Salaries

People Management
up arrow 30%

Program Management
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Systems Engineering
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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 5 votes.


3 %
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%