An Engineering Director earns an average salary of $128,661 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Engineering Director Total Pay (?
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$87,364 - $171,693
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$87,364 - $171,693  
   
Bonus
$1,491 - $35,593  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $29,380  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,250  
Total Pay (?
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$89,755 - $198,864  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 536
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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 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 Francisco
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Boston
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National Average
$141,000
Chicago
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Dayton
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Experience Affects Engineering Director Salaries

National Average
$141,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Engineering Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%
Test Engineering
up arrow 10%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$141,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Software Development
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 147 votes.
Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
52%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%
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