What does an Engineering Manager do?

An engineering manager is responsible for ensuring that key projects and engineering duties are fulfilled. They are responsible for solving any engineering issue that comes up in a project. A few of the main duties of an engineering manager are answering technical questions, proposing budgets for projects, training new employees, and working with various other departments. They also have to prepare reports on the progress of any project. Some of the jobs titles that an engineering manager could grow into are director of engineering and chief technology officer.

An engineering manager should have 5 years of experience working in engineering as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering. One of the most important skills that an engineering manager will have is their ability to effectively delegate the work. Another skill is problem solving as the engineering manager will need to be able to address any issues that come up.

  • Assign tasks to engineers
  • Gauge progress of various projects
  • Communicate effectively with customers
  • Collaborate with the sales team to create new products
  • Propose budgets for various projects
  • Create reports to give updates on projects
  • Attend trade shows and conferences
  • Train new employees
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Great analytical and math skills
  • Incredible problem solving abilities
  • Ability to collaborate with many other teams
  • Ability to create a set of qualifications for a new product
  • MBA or Master's in engineering preferred
  • Interpersonal skills to manage a team on engineers
  • Ability to give constructive criticism
  • Ability to make decisions quickly

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
59%
5 - 7
26%
8+
14%

Common Skill Sets

Technical Leadership
Onboarding
Written Communication
AutoCAD
Agile Software Development
Ruby On Rails
Continuous Integration
Problem Solving

Engineering Manager Seniority Levels

L3
Engineer Manager
$148,791/yr
L4
Engineer Leader
$112,309/yr
L5
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
Production Engineer
8% made the transition
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Engineering Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$149,612 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$104K
Median: $150K
$216K
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