Experienced Director of Engineering Salary

Generous salaries abound for Experienced Directors of Engineering , with average pay above six figures ($138K) per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Directors of Engineering bottoms out near $92K and approaches $202K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $38K from bonuses and almost $21K from profit sharing. Most Experienced Directors of Engineering report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,105 - $179,648
(Median)
$88K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $137,565
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90%

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$18.55 - $79.51
(Median)
$19
$49
$80
MEDIAN: $49.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,105 - $179,648  
   
Bonus
$2,051 - $37,505  
Profit Sharing
$1,530 - $20,857  
Commission
$30,521  
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).
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$91,509 - $202,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $79.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,051 - $37,505  
   
Commission
$30,521  
Profit Sharing
$1,530 - $20,857  
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).
)
$91,509 - $202,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $148,352

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For Experienced Directors of Engineering, busy Santa Clara offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Experienced Directors of Engineering will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+29 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Irvine (+20 percent), and Sunnyvale (+18 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries


Software Development
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Systems Engineering
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Team Leadership
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Product Development
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Program Management
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People Management
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National Average
$148,000

Business Development
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Engineering Design
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Budget Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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