Director of Engineering with Product Development Skills Salary

Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills receive generous compensation — earning an average of $138K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $35K and $30K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills can bottom out near $96K or peak near $207K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$95,137 - $184,326
$95K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $138,056
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$0$207K
Salary $95,137 - $184,326
Bonus $4,156 - $34,896
Profit Sharing $2,475 - $30,325
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$96,007 - $207,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 359

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Director of Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Director of Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 187 salaries. A Director of Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $151,239

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills, 39 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+32 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and New York (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Boston (11 percent less) and St. Louis (7 percent less).

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$151,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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