Engineering Director Salary (United States)

An Engineering Director earns an average salary of $132,142 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management and Program Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Engineering Director Total Pay (?
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$87,720 - $174,035
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$87,720 - $174,035  
   
Bonus
$1,484 - $35,390  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $25,677  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,000  
Total Pay (?
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$90,112 - $200,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
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Job Description for Engineering Director

Engineering is a discipline with many applications for a vast array of businesses and organizations, from those that rely on heavy machinery to those which innovate in small electronics. The director of engineering is responsible for coordinating the teams of engineers as they take product concepts from the initial design stage through research and development until final quality control and production. The director of engineering is integrally involved in every stage, and some may also work on hiring and training members of their engineering team.
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Engineering Director Tasks
  • Direct and manage multiple projects to guarantee success in meeting project objectives.
  • Implement approved engineering budgets and monitor expenses to ensure projects stay within budget.
  • Responsible for all aspects of engineering activities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Jose
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Santa Clara
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Detroit
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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San Francisco
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Boston
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National Average
$144,000
Charlotte
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Dayton
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Houston
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Experience Affects Engineering Director Salaries

National Average
$144,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Engineering Director Salaries

People Management
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Program Management
up arrow 17%
Test Engineering
up arrow 8%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$144,000
Engineering Design
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Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 3%
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