Average Engineering Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Engineering Manager is $114,268.
MEDIAN $114,268
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$81k - $150k
$4k - $25k
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$983 - $13k
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$82k - $162k

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Job Description for Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager Tasks
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate engineering activities and engineering teams.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

Career Paths

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Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
Industrial Engineering Manager
Design Engineering Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Engineering Manager

Skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, People Management, Leadership and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Manager

An early career Engineering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,082 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Engineering Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,218 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Engineering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,606 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,544.
Employees with Engineering Manager in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Oakland, California (8.8% more) and Novi, Michigan (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toledo, Ohio (15.1% less), Lancaster, Pennsylvania (14.2% less) and Columbia, South Carolina (2.9% less).

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