Director of Engineering with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Earnings for Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills come in at around $152K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $41K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills can bottom out near $115K or peak near $219K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. For the most part, Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$113,238 - $193,938
$110K
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$190K
MEDIAN: $152,148
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$113,238 - $193,938  
   
Bonus
$3,041 - $40,716  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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$115,279 - $218,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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.


Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $120K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $137K. Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills bring in $165K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $191K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $162,956

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Relative to Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills in the rest of the country, Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (17 percent lower) and Mountain View (8 percent lower).

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$163,000

Mid-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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