Product Development Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Product Development Engineer is $68,595 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Product Development Engineer Salary (?
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$52,141 - $94,053
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MEDIAN: $68,595
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Product Development Engineer Salary (?
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$15.34 - $43.52
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,141 - $94,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
Profit Sharing
$969 - $10,000  
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).
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$52,121 - $98,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $43.52  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $55.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$969 - $10,000  
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).
)
$52,121 - $98,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Product Development Engineer

Product development engineers are responsible for managing design, prototyping, and testing a product's development. These engineers assess the mechanical design properties of the product and determine if it has met the desired standards and functionality.
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Product Development Engineer Tasks
  • Produce detailed designs and/or CAD drawings, acting as technical expert on products and processes.
  • Analyze and improve existing processes and products, including updating documentation.
  • Test products and processes and evaluate results to identify problems and estimate cost of resolutions.
  • Design, develop, and test processes for producing prototypes and long-term production of products.
  • Define quality control criteria and safety guidelines.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Detroit
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Austin
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Houston
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Troy
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$70,000
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Experience Affects Product Development Engineer Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Product Development Engineer Salaries

Product Development
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Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Medical Device
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Test Engineering
0%
National Average
$70,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Medical Devices
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Pro/Engineer
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up arrow 9%
Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%