The average salary for a Director, Product Development is $115,744 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Software Development is associated with high pay for this job.
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$70,329 - $155,054
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$70,329 - $155,054  
   
Bonus
$1,943 - $31,039  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $25,210  
Commission
$9,826 - $29,748  
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$76,562 - $177,976  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 514
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Job Description for Director, Product Development
A director of product development has many responsibilities related to product development within their organization. Their main task is creating and then implementing a development strategy for their company. They are also responsible for the implementation of procedures related to product development. Directors of product development are also accountable for setting annual performance goals and conducting evaluations of the staff. In addition, they also need to develop and implement best practices for product designs. They train and guide subordinates within their staff and work well in a team setting.
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Director, Product Development Tasks
  • Ensure products are produced according to design, quality, and price specifications.
  • Supervise product development process, coordinating department objectives and schedules.
  • Review new product ideas, present them to management, and work with other departments to determine feasibility.
  • Conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Irvine
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San Diego
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Austin
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Washington
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Boston
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National Average
$124,000
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Seattle
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Director, Product Development Salaries

National Average
$124,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Product Development Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 16%
Product Development
up arrow 4%
Product Marketing
0%
National Average
$124,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Design
up arrow 18%
Sourcing
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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