$148,281
Avg. Salary
$52.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$20,268

Bonus

$10,174

Profit Sharing

$30,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Engineering Director is $52.11 per hour.

The average pay for an Engineering Director is $148,281 per year.

$20.35
10%
$52.11
50%
$83.52
90%
MEDIAN $52.11
$103k
10%
$148k
50%
$189k
90%
MEDIAN $148,281
$103,491 - $188,794
$100K
$150K
$190K
MEDIAN: $148,281
10%
50%
90%

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$20.35 - $83.52
$52
MEDIAN: $52.11
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$0$216K
Salary $103,491 - $188,794
Bonus $5,101 - $41,428
Profit Sharing $1,500 - $32,500
Commission $30,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$110,189 - $216,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 632
Hourly Data $0$87
Hourly Rate $52.11
Overtime $66.45
Annual Data $0$216K
Bonus $5,101 - $41,428
Commission $30,000
Profit Sharing $1,500 - $32,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$110,189 - $216,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Engineering Director

Engineering is a discipline with many applications for a vast array of businesses and organizations, from those that rely on heavy machinery to those which innovate in small electronics. The director of engineering is responsible for coordinating the teams of engineers as they take product concepts from the initial design stage through research and development until final quality control and production. The director of engineering is integrally involved in every stage, and some may also work on hiring and training members of their engineering team.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Engineering Director


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Engineering Directors who go on to become VPs of Engineering may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a VP of Engineering, an upper-level role, pays $157K.

Engineering Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Engineering Director


Engineering Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Software Development Management and Program Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Development. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Product Development and Systems Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Director

Pay by Experience for an Engineering Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineering Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineering Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Engineering Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 165 salaries. An Engineering Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $172,000 based on 191 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

-4%

National Average: $163,375

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

Engineering Directors will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Engineering Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Santa Clara (+18 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Dayton is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Atlanta and 13 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Engineering Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Engineering Director?

Engineering Director in Bristol:
"Know your Products."
Familiarity with the products and the business as a whole will help you mage the right decisions.

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Key Stats for Engineering Director

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
52%

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Experience Affects Engineering Director Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$163,000

▼4%

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Engineering Director Salaries

Software Development Management
▲30%

Program Management
▲10%




Systems Engineering
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

Software Architecture
▼0%

National Average
$163,000

Software Development
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 6%