A Mid-Career Director of Engineering earns an average salary of $121,176 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Software Development Management, Software Development, and Software Architecture.

$76,302 - $167,159
MEDIAN: $121,175

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$76,302 - $167,159  
$1,526 - $34,778  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $29,361  
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$76,924 - $182,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries

Software Development Management
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Software Development
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Software Architecture
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People Management
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Business Development
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Team Leadership
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Product Development
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Program Management
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Systems Engineering
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Budget Management
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Project Management
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Operations Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.


5 %
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%