Director of Engineering
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
In charge of engineering teams for an organization, involved in all engineering planning, execution and review as part of the senior leadership. Works with other teams such as sales and customer support to ensure success of engineering projects
There were 357 Director of Engineering job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 13694 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Director of Engineering career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Director of Engineering jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $128,330.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $121,297.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Director of Engineering postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $107,051.
Education and Experience
Posted Director of Engineering jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Director of Engineering jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||4%|
|3 to 5 years||26%|
|6 to 8 years||22%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Director of Engineering positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Teamwork / Collaboration (43%)
- Communication Skills (40%)
- Planning (29%)
- Problem Solving (20%)
- Mentoring (15%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (36%)
- Software Engineering (19%)
- Product Management (11%)
- Engineering Management (11%)
- Engineering Leadership (8%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (20%)
- Software Development (17%)
- Scheduling (15%)
- Product Development (13%)
- Staff Management (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Team Management (6%)
- Scalability Design (6%)
- Agile Development (5%)
- Renovation (5%)
- Data Engineering (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Director of Engineering skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Director Of Engineering
- Director, Engineering
- Engineering Director
- Director Engineering
- Head Of Engineering
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Vice President of Engineering
- Product Engineering Manager
- Construction Engineering Manager
- Quality Engineering Manager
- Operations Engineering Manager
- Facilities Engineering Manager
- Industrial Engineering Manager
- Engineering Program Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Director of Engineering jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Anthem Blue Cross (219)
- American Express (219)
- Marriott International Incorporated (210)
- Travelers (186)
- Capital One (156)
- Wells Fargo (24)
- Honeywell (9)
- University of North Carolina (8)
- Duke University (8)
- Fidelity Brokerage Services (6)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!