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Vice President (VP), Engineering Salary (United States)

A Vice President (VP), Engineering earns an average salary of $146,618 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Program Management and Leadership.
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$96,491 - $200,943
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MEDIAN: $146,618
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Vice President (VP), Engineering Salary (?
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$22.30 - $81.49
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$96,491 - $200,943  
   
Bonus
$3,890 - $50,687  
Profit Sharing
$1,937 - $22,200  
Commission
$250.00 - $55,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$100,070 - $234,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,497
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.30 - $81.49  
   
Overtime
$27.75 - $58.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,890 - $50,687  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $55,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,937 - $22,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$100,070 - $234,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Engineering

Engineering vice presidents (VPs) have extraordinary computer knowledge in addition to a good sense of business practices and customer service. They are responsible for overseeing the engineering or research and development departments, and they generally report to the president or CEO. Engineering VPs can manage or oversee teams of engineers or developers and the projects and testing with which they are tasked.
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Vice President (VP), Engineering Tasks
  • Analyze available technology, market needs and existing resources to determine project feasibility.
  • Lead the engineering team, including coaching, allocating resources effectively and reviewing team performance.
  • Ensure that the product is fully and correctly defined and documented.
  • Coordinate and direct teams to complete projects, including documentation and integration of technical components.
  • Guide and approve financial decisions including ordering of materials, expenditures and reporting.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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National Average
$162,000
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Atlanta
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Vice President (VP), Engineering Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Vice President (VP), Engineering in Montville:
"How Vastly Different School Is From The Business World."
You need a good business background to succeed at senior level Engineering positions.
Vice President (VP), Engineering in Los Angeles:
The forest and the trees are important. Build a strong team that is aligned around your vision. You cannot succeed without their commitment and buy in to implement it.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering Salaries

National Average
$162,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Engineering Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 13%
Budget Management
up arrow 7%
SQL
up arrow 5%
Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%
Business Development
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People Management
0%
National Average
$162,000
Engineering Design
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Network Management / Administration
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Project Management
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Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%