How much does a Technical Director make in San Francisco, CA?

Updated May 1, 2021

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$151,820 /yr
Average Base Pay

189 salaries

$96K

Low

$152K

Average

$241K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$21,896Range$5,461 - $87,791
The average salary for a Technical Director is $151,820 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 189 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Technical Director employees in San Francisco, CA.

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Pixar Animation Studios
4.1

Pixar Animation Studios

Technical Director

$123,161

 /yr
Range: $84K - $177K
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$84K

$177K

$84,068 - $176,784 Range

Mentor Graphics
4.2

Mentor Graphics

Technical Director

$230,079

 /yr
Range: $230K - $230K

$230K

$230K

$230,079 - $230,079 Range

ImageMovers Digital

Technical Director

$132,584

 /yr
Range: $67K - $224K

$67K

$224K

$67,261 - $223,656 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Technical Director

$184,552

 /yr
Range: $117K - $224K

$117K

$224K

$116,659 - $223,563 Range

Charles Schwab
3.9

Charles Schwab

Technical Director

$174,952

 /yr
Range: $157K - $205K

$157K

$205K

$156,814 - $205,345 Range

Lam Research
4.2

Lam Research

Technical Director

$198,878

 /yr
Range: $168K - $224K

$168K

$224K

$167,973 - $223,865 Range

AT&T
3.6

AT&T

Technical Director

$127,571

 /yr
Range: $97K - $179K

$97K

$179K

$96,831 - $178,675 Range

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NortonLifeLock
3.7

NortonLifeLock

Technical Director

$215,465

 /yr
Range: $206K - $234K

$206K

$234K

$205,782 - $234,367 Range

RhythmOne
2.8

RhythmOne

Technical Director

$183,898

 /yr
Range: $172K - $188K

$172K

$188K

$172,152 - $188,363 Range

4.1

The Orphanage

Technical Director

$115,813

 /yr
Range: $105K - $120K

$105K

$120K

$104,695 - $119,924 Range

Riverbed Technology
3.4

Riverbed Technology

Technical Director
About 

$217K -$238K

$217K

$238K

$216,880 - $237,779 Range

Pixar Animation Studios
4.1

Pixar Animation Studios

Technical Director - Hourly Intern
About 

$23 -$30

 hourly

$23

$30

$23 - $30 Range

KIXEYE
3.7

KIXEYE

Technical Director
About 

$157K -$228K

$157K

$228K

$156,909 - $228,468 Range

Logic20/20
3.8

Logic20/20

Technical Director
About 

$187K -$204K

$187K

$204K

$186,767 - $203,507 Range

Swirl
3.5

Swirl

Technical Director
About 

$177K -$203K

$177K

$203K

$176,584 - $202,810 Range

nWay
3.7

nWay

Technical Director
About 

$132K -$143K

$132K

$143K

$132,397 - $143,469 Range

Thomson Reuters
4.1

Thomson Reuters

Technical Director
About 

$192K -$208K

$192K

$208K

$191,512 - $207,630 Range

Charles Schwab
3.9

Charles Schwab

Technical Director - Contractor
About 

$197K -$214K

$197K

$214K

$197,117 - $213,556 Range

NetApp
4

NetApp

Technical Director
About 

$241K -$257K

$241K

$257K

$240,512 - $257,002 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

University of California Berkeley

Technical Director
About 

$67K -$73K

$67K

$73K

$67,079 - $72,957 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Technical Director salaries

The average salary for a Technical Director is $151,820 in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 189 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Technical Director employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Technical Director in San Francisco, CA Area is $241,099 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Director in San Francisco, CA Area is $95,601 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$130,377
per year
A Technical Director Lead reported making $130,377 per year
Additional Pay
$42k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$150,000
per year
A Technical Director reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$90,637
per year
A Technical Director reported making $90,637 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$130,921
per year
A Technical Director reported making $130,921 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$62
hourly
A Technical Director reported making $62 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$202,843
per year
A Director, Technical Architecture reported making $202,843 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
$18k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$174,952
per year
A Technical Director reported making $174,952 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$35k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public