Pay for Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills sits in the ballpark of $153K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$116,752 - $193,206
MEDIAN: $153,212

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$116,752 - $193,206  
$2,909 - $40,406  
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$120,214 - $221,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Annually raking in $117K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $166K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $182K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


3 %
97 %

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: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 4%