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Engineering Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$134,000
$100,000
$134,000
$179,000
The average engineering manager makes about $134,471 per year. That's $64.65 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $100,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $179,000. Many of engineering managers seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case engineering managers tend to work at technology, manufacturing, and hospitality companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, New Mexico and New York pay engineering managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$140,023
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Map of Engineering Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Engineering Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Engineering Manager Salary By Location

While an engineering manager can average a salary of $134,471 per year, or $64.65 per hour, there are many opportunities for engineering managers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $168,144 per year. Other high-paying locations include Jersey City, NJ, New York, NY and Plymouth, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $120,000. The highest paying states for engineering managers include California, New Mexico and New York. Meanwhile, Indiana, Kentucky, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$168,144
$168k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$140,165
$140k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$140,023
$140k
Plymouth, MA
Plymouth, MA
$139,901
$140k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$138,069
$138k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$135,926
$136k
Redmond, WA
Redmond, WA
$134,718
$135k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$129,747
$130k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$126,757
$127k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$120,932
$121k

High Paying Engineering Manager Jobs

Average Engineering Manager Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an engineering manager, being employed by a company such as Netflix or Twitter would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Facebook and BuzzFeed also report highly competitive salaries for engineering managers.

Company
Average Salary
$271,285
$271k
$234,802
$235k
$219,194
$219k
$201,657
$202k
$201,547
$202k
$196,923
$197k
$196,187
$196k
$193,228
$193k

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Engineering Manager Salary History

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    Recently Added Engineering Manager Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Engineering Cmms Manager
    Engineering Cmms Manager
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    Grand Canyon Village, AZ
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $37,500
    $37,500
    10/31/2020
    Austin Allen Company, LLC 3029
    Austin Allen Company, LLC 3029
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Union City, TN
    Union City, TN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $95,000
    $95,000
    10/30/2020
    Manager of Engineering
    Manager of Engineering
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $81,384
    $81,384
    10/23/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/22/2020
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Durham, NC
    Durham, NC
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $68,894
    $68,894
    10/15/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Technical Engineering Manager
    Technical Engineering Manager
    Technical Engineering Manager
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/10/2020
    10/10/2020
    $180,000
    $180,000
    10/10/2020
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Auburn, IN
    Auburn, IN
    10/10/2020
    10/10/2020
    $94,995
    $94,995
    10/10/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Platform Engineering Manager/Java and Python
    Platform Engineering Manager/Java and Python
    Platform Engineering Manager/Java and Python
    Cambridge, MA
    Cambridge, MA
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $165,000
    $165,000
    10/08/2020
    Revenue Cat
    Revenue Cat
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    Engineering Manager
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $164,000
    $164,000
    10/07/2020
    Corporate Controls Engineering Manager
    Corporate Controls Engineering Manager
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    09/29/2020
    09/29/2020
    $140,000
    $140,000
    09/29/2020