How much does a Director of Engineering make?

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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$181,283 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,549 salaries

$126K

Low

$181K

Average

$261K

High

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How much does a Director of Engineering make? The national average salary for a Director of Engineering is $181,283 in United States. Filter by location to see Director of Engineering salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,549 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Director of Engineering employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Director of Engineering?

$181,283 /yr
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What are some related job titles for a Director Engineering?

Chief Engineer

$102,029

per year

Director of Engineering

$181,283

per year

Senior Director

$183,076

per year

Software Engineering Director

$194,994

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Director of Engineering in United States of America

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$182,991

/yrAvg Base Salary

7 days ago by a Director of Engineering with more than 15 years of experience

$159,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$32,000/yr

9 days ago by a Engineering Director with more than 15 years of experience

$169,626

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Engineering Director with more than 15 years of experience

$160,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

10 days ago by a Engineering Director with more than 15 years of experience

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$154,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Engineering Director with more than 15 years of experience

$185,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$50,000/yr

10 days ago by a Director of Engineering with 10 to 14 years of experience

$160,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Director of Engineering with more than 15 years of experience

$217,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$60,000/yr
Stock Bonus$90,000/yr

11 days ago by a Engineering Director with more than 15 years of experience

$195,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$49,000/yr
Stock Bonus$20,000/yr

11 days ago by a Director, Engineering with more than 15 years of experience

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What is the average pay for a Director of Engineering at different companies?

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
4.1

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE

Director of Engineering

$269,516

 /yr
Range: $217K - $270K

$217K

$270K

$216,693 - $269,516 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Director of Engineering

$247,008

 /yr
Range: $215K - $282K

$215K

$282K

$215,313 - $282,157 Range

Salesforce
4.5

Salesforce

Director of Engineering

$223,143

 /yr
Range: $125K - $276K

$125K

$276K

$125,244 - $276,351 Range

American Express
4.2

American Express

Director of Engineering

$180,704

 /yr
Range: $165K - $224K

$165K

$224K

$165,253 - $224,002 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Director of Engineering

$228,772

 /yr
Range: $194K - $309K

$194K

$309K

$194,069 - $308,787 Range

Motorola Mobility
4

Motorola Mobility

Director of Engineering

$211,229

 /yr
Range: $170K - $254K

$170K

$254K

$170,394 - $254,331 Range

Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Director of Engineering

$224,494

 /yr
Range: $194K - $249K

$194K

$249K

$193,530 - $249,029 Range

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Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Director of Engineering

$96,733

 /yr
Range: $71K - $182K

$71K

$182K

$70,549 - $181,739 Range

Yahoo
4

Yahoo

Director of Engineering

$240,616

 /yr
Range: $204K - $249K

$204K

$249K

$203,731 - $249,398 Range

Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Director of Engineering

$198,381

 /yr
Range: $170K - $230K

$170K

$230K

$169,626 - $230,045 Range

AMD
4.2

AMD

Director of Engineering

$262,561

 /yr
Range: $192K - $268K

$192K

$268K

$191,568 - $268,189 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Director of Engineering

$340,000

 /yr
Range: $226K - $443K

$226K

$443K

$226,474 - $443,098 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Director of Engineering

$218,742

 /yr
Range: $186K - $230K

$186K

$230K

$186,356 - $230,199 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Director of Engineering

$211,311

 /yr
Range: $190K - $239K

$190K

$239K

$190,201 - $239,456 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Director of Engineering

$330,793

 /yr
Range: $299K - $388K

$299K

$388K

$299,046 - $387,519 Range

Western Digital
3.9

Western Digital

Director of Engineering

$217,118

 /yr
Range: $195K - $257K

$195K

$257K

$195,072 - $257,274 Range

Comcast
3.9

Comcast

Director of Engineering

$188,852

 /yr
Range: $164K - $213K

$164K

$213K

$164,340 - $212,772 Range

Autodesk
4.3

Autodesk

Director of Engineering

$237,226

 /yr
Range: $160K - $284K

$160K

$284K

$160,304 - $283,970 Range

Hyatt
4.1

Hyatt

Director of Engineering

$118,224

 /yr
Range: $85K - $148K

$85K

$148K

$85,418 - $147,613 Range

IBM
4

IBM

Director of Engineering

$247,696

 /yr
Range: $172K - $273K

$172K

$273K

$171,762 - $272,615 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Director of Engineering salaries

The national average salary for a Director of Engineering is $181,283 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Director of Engineering salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2549 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Director of Engineering employees.

The highest salary for a Director of Engineering in United States is $261,177 per year.

The lowest salary for a Director of Engineering in United States is $125,829 per year.

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