Entry-Level Director of Engineering Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Director of Engineering is $105,336 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Software Development Management, Leadership, and Software Architecture.

$67,903 - $146,623
$68K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $105,336
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$67,903 - $146,623  
   
Bonus
$1,504 - $20,444  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $20,426  
Total Pay (?
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$66,218 - $155,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,504 - $20,444  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $20,426  
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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$66,218 - $155,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Director of Engineering Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Engineering in Denver:
"Delivery is key."
In the under 100 people company, your fog of war is probably around 90 days. Understand how far out you can really plan. You need the long term vision, but the reality is that most of the people you interface with don't understand most of what you and your group do. Educate them but keep your deliverables to small things that you can pivot on if you need to.

Director of Engineering in Austin:
"Take care of yourself first."
If you are promoted from within, it is very likely that you will be significantly under compensated. Make sure that you don't place too much emphasis on the title; it's valuable, but it doesn't pay the bills. Know what the position is worth, because that is what you are worth. If your employer starts acting like your compensation expectations are a personal affront to them, start looking elsewhere. If they had hired a competent Director of Engineering from outside the company, they would have had to pay a competitive wage, so don't undersell yourself just because you were promoted from within.

Director of Engineering in St. Louis:
"Stay ahead of your peers."
Computer science and programming skills are extremely helpful in QA. Knowing more, being more efficient than your peers, and working more makes advancement easy in this field.

Director of Engineering in Sterling Heights:
"The Behavior of An Organization Reflects The Top Level Manager."
If the President of a company behaves honorably, the whole company will behave with honor. If the President behaves questionably, then the company behavior will be questionable toward employees and customers. This applies at all levels. You have the ability to affect the behavior of the organization at your level and directly below. Others watch you. Behave accordingly.

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries

Software Development Management
▲17%

Leadership
▲16%

Software Architecture
▲10%

Software Development
▲8%

Engineering Design
▲7%

Product Development
▲3%

People Management
▲1%

Team Leadership
▲1%

National Average
$109,000

Systems Engineering
▼2%

Budget Management
▼4%

Project Management
▼5%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼8%

JavaScript
▼14%

Operations Management
▼16%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%