How much does a Systems Engineering Director make in the United States? The average Systems Engineering Director salary in the United States is $201,585 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $170,715 and $214,190. 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. 

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Systems Engineering Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Systems Engineering Director Salary $142,609 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Systems Engineering Director Salary $170,715 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Systems Engineering Director Salary $201,585 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Systems Engineering Director Salary $214,190 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Systems Engineering Director Salary $225,666 US August 27, 2023
25% $170,715 10% $142,609 90% $225,666 75% $214,190 $201,585 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Systems Engineering Director oversees the department responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization's systems infrastructure. Provides leadership to the team and ensures the requirements of the projects/contracts are met. Being a Systems Engineering Director ensures that hardware and/or software are designed and installed in a manner that meets the needs of the organization. Evaluates, designs and develops existing reports/documents for the performance of the systems. Additionally, Systems Engineering Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Systems 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 Systems Engineering Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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