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Average Director of Engineering Salary

$143,719
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$19,215
Bonus
$22,000
Commission
$9,714
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The average salary for a Director of Engineering is $143,719.
10%
$91k
MEDIAN
$144k
90%
$194k
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$91k - $194k
Bonus
$5k - $39k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $29k
Commission
$5k - $41k
Total Pay
$93k - $215k
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What Do Director of Engineerings Do?

Director of Engineering Tasks
  • Coordinate and direct engineering projects.
  • Provide professional and technical staff assistance.
  • Direct the integration of technical and engineering activities within projects.
  • Direct and supervise engineering departments.

Job Satisfaction for Director of Engineering

4.1 out of 5
(639)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Director of Engineering are from the companies Marriott International, Inc., General Communication, Inc. (GCI) and Revlon Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $195,501. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Xerox Corporation and Honeywell International Inc, earning around $166,486 and $160,000, respectively. Marriott International, Inc. pays the lowest at around $93,048. General Communication, Inc. (GCI) and Honeywell Aerospace also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $148,304 and $154,648, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Engineerings?

Skills in People Management, Team Leadership and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineerings?

An entry-level Director of Engineering with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $111,840 based on 14 salaries. An early career Director of Engineering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,588 based on 236 salaries. A mid-career Director of Engineering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,569 based on 504 salaries. An experienced Director of Engineering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,969 based on 1,858 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,761.
Employees with Director of Engineering in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 35.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (31.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,518 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.3%
Early Career
5.2%
Mid Career
11.2%
Experienced
41.1%
Late Career
42.2%