Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salary

Men account for the majority of Automotive Product Development Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $79K per year. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $75K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $80K. For Automotive Product Development Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $99K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $107K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,910 - $117,825
$61K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,863
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$16.28 - $32.43
$27
MEDIAN: $27.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,910 - $117,825  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,197  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
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$59,911 - $124,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.11  
   
Overtime
$30.41 - $65.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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).
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$59,911 - $124,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Most of the time, product development engineers, automotive, work in the automotive industry. They are responsible for the developing of new automotive products and changing existing models. They are also involved in testing various automotive components. While developing automotive products, they must consider environmental laws and regulations. They must adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

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Product Development Engineer, Automotive Tasks

  • Collaborate with automotive stylists, market researchers, and other engineers to prepare product proposals.
  • Analyze existing automotive models for safety, performance, and feasibility.
  • Work with automotive assembly/manufacturing engineers to plan product that is easy to make, safe, and cost effective.
  • Produce assembly drawings, cost estimates, prototyping, and testing data per specifications.

Common Career Paths for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


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Automotive Product Development Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Design Engineering Managers. That role pays $103K per year on average. The most common promotion for Automotive Product Development Engineers is Senior Mechanical Engineer, a position that typically pays $90K annually. Another standard transition for Automotive Product Development Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Mechanical Engineer role, where pay is often $64K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


Those at Chrysler Group LLC. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $83K.

Popular Skills for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Test Engineering, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Matlab, Windows Operating System General Use, and Product Development. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Pay by Experience for a Product Development Engineer, Automotive has a positive trend. An entry-level Product Development Engineer, Automotive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Product Development Engineer, Automotive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Product Development Engineer, Automotive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 18 salaries. A Product Development Engineer, Automotive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,618

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Automotive Product Development Engineers, busy Dearborn offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 6 percent above the national average. With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Auburn Hills is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

▲34%

▲24%

▲1%

National Average
$80,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Test Engineering
▼1%


AutoCAD
▼3%





Product Development
▼6%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼7%

Matlab
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%
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