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Product Development Director Salary

The average salary for a Product Development Director is $101,292 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$64,306 - $148,029
MEDIAN: $101,292

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$64,306 - $148,029  
$1,005 - $28,698  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$64,623 - $166,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
United States (change)

Job Description for Product Development Director

Product development directors oversee the development and delivery of products on behalf of their company. They are responsible for managing the idea generation, planning, design, development, and implementation of products. Product development directors support life cycle and launch activities for products developed within the organization, and they use a personal computer as one of their main tools to keep track of product development, communicate with partners, and modify reports. Additionally, product development directors ensure their team complies with safety procedures, create effective budget, and schedule project milestones.


Product Development Director 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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Experience Affects Product Development Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Product Development Director Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Product Development
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Project Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.


40 %
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%