The average pay for a Product Development Director is $104,800 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$67,303 - $149,928
MEDIAN: $104,800

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$67,303 - $149,928  
$2,500 - $25,775  
Profit Sharing
$2,027 - $39,453  
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$68,969 - $161,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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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

  • Review new product ideas, present them to management, and work with other departments to determine feasibility.
  • Determine the cost of production.
  • Conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.
  • Ensure products are produced according to design, quality, and price specifications.
  • Supervise product development process, coordinating department objectives and schedules.

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National Average: $115,952

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Experience Affects Product Development Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Product Development Director Salaries

National Average

Product Development
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


38 %
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%