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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 $141,320 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, Systems Engineering, Program Management, Leadership, and Software Development Management.
$89,193 - $192,173
MEDIAN: $141,320

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$89,193 - $192,173  
$0.00 - $41,217  
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).
$90,821 - $209,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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
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Systems Engineering
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Program Management
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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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%