Experienced Director of Engineering Salary

Experienced Directors of Engineering receive generous compensation — earning an average of $136K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Experienced Directors of Engineering runs from $90K to $201K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $38K and profit sharing that can reach almost $24K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Directors of Engineering. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$86,666 - $177,879
(Median)
$87K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $135,565
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$18.00 - $82.00
(Median)
$18
$64
$82
MEDIAN: $63.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$86,666 - $177,879  
   
Bonus
$2,508 - $38,219  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $24,398  
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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$90,305 - $201,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $82.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,508 - $38,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $24,398  
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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$90,305 - $201,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay Difference by Location


Santa Clara is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Directors of Engineering, 31 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Directors of Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+27 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 11 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Director of Engineering Salaries


Software Development
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Software Architecture
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Systems Engineering
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People Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$147,000

Business Development
up arrow 4%


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 248 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%
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