How much does an Engineering Director make in the United States? The average Engineering Director salary in the United States is $167,550 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $149,102 and $187,111. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Engineering Director plans and directs all aspects of engineering activities and projects within an organization. Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives. Being an Engineering Director utilizes best practice engineering methods and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives. Incorporates components, materials, and tools that result in cost-effective and quality output. Additionally, Engineering Director manages overall engineering budget and costs. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline. Typically reports to top management. The Engineering Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be an Engineering Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Engineering Director: Engineering Analysis, Requirements Engineering/Analysis, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Software, Mathematical Modeling ...More

Salary estimation for Engineering Director at companies like : AXIM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC., CEL SCI CORP, MANNATECH INC

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