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Director of Engineering Salary

How much does a Director of Engineering make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Director of Engineering

$171,211 (USD)/yr

$82 (USD)/hr

$15,272 (USD)/yr

$168,837 (USD)/yr

$81 (USD)/hr

$15,272 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Directs, oversees, and utilizes functional authority for operation, planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of all product or process-related activities of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility. Directs engineering department in formulating designs, cost estimates, and specifications through application of professionally accepted engineering techniques, practices, and procedures. Apportions projects among engineering managers/departments according to specialized training and project requirements. Heads the formulation and implementation of overall objectives, policies, plans, and programs.
The average director of engineering salary in United States is $171,211 or an equivalent hourly rate of $82. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $15,272. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$117,569 (USD)

$213,888 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$198,480 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Director of Engineering will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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