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Average Engineering Director Salary

$148,981
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$19,655
Bonus
$33,000
Commission
$10,241
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The average salary for an Engineering Director is $148,981.
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$102k
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$149k
90%
$192k
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$102k - $192k
Bonus
$5k - $40k
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$2k - $31k
Commission
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$108k - $216k
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What Do Engineering Directors Do?

Engineering Director Tasks
  • Responsible for all aspects of engineering activities.
  • Implement approved engineering budgets and monitor expenses to ensure projects stay within budget.
  • Direct and manage multiple projects to guarantee success in meeting project objectives.

Job Satisfaction for Engineering Director

4.1 out of 5
(86)
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What Are Popular Skills for Engineering Directors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Directors?

An early career Engineering Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $124,800 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Engineering Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,680 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Engineering Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $148,552 based on 181 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $155,874.
Employees with Engineering Director in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (19.3% more) and San Diego, California (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (5.8% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.4% less) and Houston, Texas (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 506 survey responses.
Early Career
3.6%
Mid Career
7.7%
Experienced
35.8%
Late Career
53.0%