Director of Engineering with Product Development Skills Salary

Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $138K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills runs from $96K to $208K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $35K and profit sharing that can reach almost $30K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$93,252 - $182,267
$93K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $137,605
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Salary
$93,252 - $182,267  
   
Bonus
$2,923 - $35,174  
Profit Sharing
$2,522 - $29,839  
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$96,123 - $207,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Annually raking in $112K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $152K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $162K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $151,014

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For those looking to make money, Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above 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 (+31 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Boston (11 percent lower) and St. Louis (6 percent lower).

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
48%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

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National Average
$151,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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