Director of Engineering with Product Development Skills Salary

Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $138K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills bottoms out near $97K and approaches $207K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $35K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$94,328 - $183,768
$94K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $138,716
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$0$205K
Salary $94,328 - $183,768
Bonus $3,952 - $35,583
Profit Sharing $1,957 - $29,799
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$96,371 - $205,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 384

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Director of Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Director of Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 187 salaries. A Director of Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $150,759

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Directors of Engineering with Product Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+32 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Boston and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$151,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%
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