The average salary for an Entry-Level Vice President (VP), Engineering is $133,270 per year.

$60,402 - $193,772
MEDIAN: $133,270

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$60,402 - $193,772  
$1,600 - $27,500  
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$80,536 - $203,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 Fairless Hills:
"Oh Crap, I am a VP."
Evaluate your team's talents and bring in new people to fill in the gaps. Have people work to their strengths. And put more time into the people than the engineering.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Baton Rouge:
"I knew this would be an growing learning experience."
Be open and listen to your employees and help them think and work together.

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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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Engineering Salaries

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National Average

Product Development
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


3 %
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%