Experienced Directors of Engineering see excellent average salaries — about $141K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Directors of Engineering bottoms out near $98K and approaches $205K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $39K from bonuses and almost $27K from profit sharing. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Directors of Engineering. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$94,090 - $184,288
(Median)
$94K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $141,182
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$23.64 - $73.24
(Median)
$24
$42
$73
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$94,090 - $184,288  
   
Bonus
$3,122 - $39,033  
Profit Sharing
$1,219 - $26,594  
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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$97,662 - $205,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.64 - $73.24  
   
Overtime
$71.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,122 - $39,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,219 - $26,594  
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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$97,662 - $205,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,382

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For Experienced Directors of Engineering, working in the bustling city of Santa Clara has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Directors of Engineering will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Raleigh. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries


Software Development
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Leadership
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Team Leadership
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Product Development
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People Management
0%

Program Management
0%

National Average
$150,000

Budget Management
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Engineering Design
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Operations Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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