Director of Engineering with Software Architecture Skills Salary

Median pay for Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills lies in the neighborhood of $152K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$114,132 - $197,296
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MEDIAN: $154,786
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Salary $114,132 - $197,296
Bonus $4,840 - $45,061
Profit Sharing $10,174
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$117,442 - $223,693
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 203

Director of Engineering Job Listings

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 $120,000 based on 19 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 $137,000 based on 49 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 $165,000 based on 116 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 $191,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $164,983

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

For Directors of Engineering with Software Architecture skills, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in California — Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose — not only offer salaries upward of the national average, but are the highest-paid American cities for those in the field. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Mountain View (16 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Director of Engineering

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Director of Engineering Salaries

▲16%

▼0%

National Average
$165,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 6%