Directors of Engineering in New York, N.Y. receive generous compensation — earning an average of $149K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,714 - $182,589
MEDIAN: $148,805

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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
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4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

The relatively untested earn a median of $90K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $155K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Engineering in New York make a median salary of $171K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Directors of Engineering in New York, N.Y. report making only $163K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director of Engineering Salaries

Team Leadership
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Software Development Management
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Program Management
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Software Architecture
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Software Development
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Budget Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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Engineering Design
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Energy / Utilities
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


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90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 8%