How much does a Hardware Engineering Director make in the United States? The average Hardware Engineering Director salary in the United States is $216,641 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $203,272 and $230,333. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Hardware Engineering Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Hardware Engineering Director Salary $191,101 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Hardware Engineering Director Salary $203,272 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Hardware Engineering Director Salary $216,641 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Hardware Engineering Director Salary $230,333 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Hardware Engineering Director Salary $242,799 US January 26, 2024
25% $203,272 10% $191,101 90% $242,799 75% $230,333 $216,641 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.


Manufacturing Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering is a branch of professional engineering that shares many common concepts and ideas with other fields of engineering such as mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering. Manufacturing engineering requires the ability to plan the practices of manufacturing; to research and to develop tools, processes, machines and equipment; and to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality products with the optimum expenditure of capital. The manufacturing or production engineer's primary focus is to turn raw material into an updated or new product in the most effective, efficient & economic way possible.


Root Cause Analysis: In science and engineering, root cause analysis (RCA) is a method of problem solving used for identifying the root causes of faults or problems. It is widely used in IT operations, telecommunications, industrial process control, accident analysis (e.g., in aviation, rail transport, or nuclear plants), medicine (for medical diagnosis), healthcare industry (e.g., for epidemiology), etc. RCA can be decomposed into four steps: Identify and describe clearly the problem. Establish a timeline from the normal situation up to the time the problem occurred. Distinguish between the root cause and other causal factors (e.g., using event correlation). Establish a causal graph between the root cause and the problem.RCA generally serves as input to a remediation process whereby corrective actions are taken to prevent the problem from reoccurring. The name of this process varies from one application domain to another.

Analysis 0.01%
Manufacturing Engineering 0.01%
Root Cause Analysis 0.01%
Others 99.97%

Job Description for Hardware Engineering Director

Hardware Engineering Director directs and oversees all aspects of hardware engineering activities within an organization. Establishes policies and procedures that produce high-quality hardware products. Being a Hardware Engineering Director ensures all hardware engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established polices and objectives. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Hardware Engineering Director typically reports to top management. The Hardware 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. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Hardware Engineering Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Hardware Engineering Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Hardware Engineering Director, the highest Hardware Engineering Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Hardware Engineering Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Hardware Engineering Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Hardware Engineering Director salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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