Experienced Director of Engineering Salary

Experienced Directors of Engineering see excellent average salaries — about $135K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $38K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Directors of Engineering can bottom out near $90K or peak near $201K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$86,169 - $178,216
(Median)
$86K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $135,105
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50%
90%

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$17.75 - $83.12
(Median)
$18
$64
$83
MEDIAN: $63.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$86,169 - $178,216  
   
Bonus
$2,517 - $38,169  
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $25,000  
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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$89,995 - $201,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $83.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,517 - $38,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,929 - $25,000  
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).
)
$89,995 - $201,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Directors of Engineering, Santa Clara provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Directors of Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+29 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), Sunnyvale (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Chicago (8 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Director of Engineering Salaries


Software Architecture
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Software Development
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Systems Engineering
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People Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$146,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%