Product Development Scientist Salary (United States)

A Product Development Scientist earns an average salary of $65,692 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Product Development Scientist Total Pay (?
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$41,173 - $97,896
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MEDIAN: $65,692
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Product Development Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.74 - $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,173 - $97,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,042  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $11,745  
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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$41,185 - $100,892  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $11,745  
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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$41,185 - $100,892  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 620
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Job Description for Product Development Scientist
Product development scientists work across a variety of fields, and their tasks vary by industry. Many product development scientists work in the food industry; in that industry, some of the scientist's tasks include ensuring their organization meets government regulations and standards pertaining to sanitation, safety, waste management, and quality standards. Developing new food items for production based on consumer feedback is another common task, as is quality control analysis.
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Product Development Scientist Tasks
  • Track and ensure compliance to laws, regulations, guidelines, and safety standards.
  • Design products and research projects based on specifications, competitive analyses, and market research.
  • Act as expert in available technologies, materials, procedures, and research project management.
  • Seek and understand developments in relevant fields and the competition.

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Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Cambridge
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Los Angeles
up arrow 33%
San Diego
up arrow 13%
Durham
up arrow 11%
Chicago
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National Average
$66,000
Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Madison
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Experience Affects Product Development Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$66,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Product Development Scientist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 38%
National Average
$66,000
Product Development
up arrow 4%
Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
PCR Analysis
up arrow 12%
Biotechnology
up arrow 17%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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