Director of Engineering with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Median pay for Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills is around $152K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$116,227 - $194,099
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MEDIAN: $151,910
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$116,227 - $194,099  
   
Bonus
$4,055 - $40,716  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$118,041 - $219,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Director of Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Director of Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $165,000 based on 116 salaries. A Director of Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $191,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $161,456

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills in search of above-average pay will head to California: In particular, Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose are the best-paid American cities for Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Mountain View (16 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲18%

▲2%

National Average
$161,000

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 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
55%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 6%
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