$161,764
Avg. Salary
$62.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$25,081

Profit Sharing

$10,218

Commission

$21,000

The average pay for a Vice President (VP), Engineering is $62.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Vice President (VP), Engineering is $161,764 per year.

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MEDIAN $161,764
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$0$263K
Salary $105,880 - $225,595
Bonus $4,878 - $60,066
Profit Sharing $996 - $48,827
Commission $9,696 - $72,129
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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$113,637 - $263,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,515
Hourly Data $0$106
Hourly Rate $24.72 - $107
Overtime $18.75 - $76.85
Annual Data $0$263K
Bonus $4,878 - $60,066
Commission $9,696 - $72,129
Profit Sharing $996 - $48,827
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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$113,637 - $263,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Vice President (VP), Engineering

Engineering vice presidents (VPs) have extraordinary computer knowledge in addition to a good sense of business practices and customer service. They are responsible for overseeing the engineering or research and development departments, and they generally report to the president or CEO. Engineering VPs can manage or oversee teams of engineers or developers and the projects and testing with which they are tasked.

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Vice President (VP), Engineering Tasks

  • Coordinate and direct teams to complete projects, including documentation and integration of technical components.
  • Guide and approve financial decisions including ordering of materials, expenditures and reporting.
  • Ensure that the product is fully and correctly defined and documented.
  • Analyze available technology, market needs and existing resources to determine project feasibility.
  • Lead the engineering team, including coaching, allocating resources effectively and reviewing team performance.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP), Engineering


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As VPs of Engineering make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Chief Executive Officer position pays around the same amount as the VP of Engineering job on average. VPs of Engineering most frequently advance into Chief Technology Officer and VP of Computer Software Engineering roles even though the median salaries are $30K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

Vice President (VP), Engineering Job Listings

Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Engineering


VPs of Engineering seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Leadership, Product Development, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration, Operations Management, and SQL. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Project Management and Product Development. Most people who know Leadership also know Product Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $175,000 based on 538 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $189,000 based on 672 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $179,692

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, VPs of Engineering in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. VPs of Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Detroit (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Dallas (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Vice President (VP), Engineering Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Engineering?

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Evansville:
"Hometown kid."
Pros: Good place to grow up and raise a family. Middle size town close to larger cities in all directions.
Cons: Stagnant growth, poor city planning, poor weather.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Fairless Hills:
"Oh Crap, I am a VP."
Evaluate your team's talents and bring in new people to fill in the gaps. Have people work to their strengths. And put more time into the people than the engineering.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Baton Rouge:
"I knew this would be an growing learning experience."
Be open and listen to your employees and help them think and work together.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Montville:
"How Vastly Different School Is From The Business World."
You need a good business background to succeed at senior level Engineering positions.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Los Angeles:
The forest and the trees are important. Build a strong team that is aligned around your vision. You cannot succeed without their commitment and buy in to implement it.

Vice President (VP), Engineering in Seattle:
"The amount of interaction with other people."
Plan for being in this position and train for it.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Engineering

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
59%

Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Engineering Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$180,000

▼2%

▼18%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Engineering Salaries

UNIX
▲8%

▲4%







National Average
$180,000

Systems Engineering
▼2%




SQL
▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 348 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%