Experienced Director of Engineering Salary

Compensation for Experienced Directors of Engineering is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($138K). Total cash earnings of Experienced Directors of Engineering range from $92K on the low end to $202K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $38K and $21K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Experienced Directors of Engineering like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,105 - $179,648
(Median)
$88K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $137,565
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$18.55 - $79.51
(Median)
$19
$49
$80
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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).
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$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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With a pay rate for Experienced Directors of Engineering that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Santa Clara offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Directors of Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+29 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Irvine (+20 percent), and Sunnyvale (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries


Software Development
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Systems Engineering
up arrow 7%


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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