How much does a Technical Director make in the United States? The average Technical Director salary in the United States is $118,446 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $110,221 and $136,542. 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. 

Technical Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Technical Director Salary $102,732 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Technical Director Salary $110,221 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Technical Director Salary $118,446 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Technical Director Salary $136,542 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Technical Director Salary $153,017 US May 28, 2024
25% $110,221 10% $102,732 90% $153,017 75% $136,542 $118,446 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Technical Director need?

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.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Animation: Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. Commonly the effect of animation is achieved by a rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still uncertain. Analog mechanical animation media that rely on the rapid display of sequential images include the phénakisticope, zoetrope, flip book, praxinoscope and film. Television and video are popular electronic animation media that originally were analog and now operate digitally. For display on the computer, techniques like animated GIF and Flash animation were developed.

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DevOps: Automating and integrating the efforts of IT operations and development teams to deliver software applications faster.

Leadership 11.33%
Animation 1.67%
DevOps 1.18%
Others 85.82%
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Job Description for Technical Director

Technical Director plans and directs all aspects of technical activities within specific production. Ensures all projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives. Being a Technical Director requires a bachelor's degree in related field and at least 8 years of experience. Typically reports to top management. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Technical Director salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Technical Director, the highest Technical Director salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Technical Director salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Technical Director salary is in Miami, FL, where the Technical Director salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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