The average pay for a Product Development Engineer, Automotive is $71,364 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Product Development Engineer, Automotive Total Pay (?
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$55,143 - $94,828
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MEDIAN: $71,364
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Product Development Engineer, Automotive Total Pay (?
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$23.32 - $43.77
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$55,143 - $94,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,020  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,696  
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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$55,675 - $96,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$23.32 - $43.77  
   
Overtime
$27.27 - $63.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,696  
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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$55,675 - $96,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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Job Description for Product Development Engineer, Automotive
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Engineer, Automotive
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$73,000
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Experience Affects Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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National Average
$73,000
AutoCAD
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Matlab
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Microsoft Word
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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