Entry-Level Director of Engineering Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Director of Engineering is $100,966 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$64,055 - $148,392
MEDIAN: $100,966

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$64,055 - $148,392  
$0.00 - $20,386  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $18,740  
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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).
$63,516 - $155,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Director of Engineering Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 11%

Software Development Management
up arrow 10%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%


National Average

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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


5 %
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%