A Product Development Specialist earns an average salary of $52,556 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$36,597 - $81,922
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$37K
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$82K
MEDIAN: $52,556
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$13.93 - $28.45
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$14
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,597 - $81,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$35,501 - $83,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $28.45  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $43.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$35,501 - $83,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Product Development Specialist

A product development specialist's main job is to develop products, strategies, and business plans for upcoming products within their company. They watch the market trends to develop plans that will increase sales, establish deadlines, and ensure the product development teams are on schedule. Product development specialists need to communicate with other departments and vendors on the status of the product, as well as provide clear guidelines for the project and solicit and incorporate feedback. Typical employers for product development specialists are companies that create products or services; this is generally a full-time position that takes place in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company. Travel may be needed depending on the employer's requirements.

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Product Development Specialist Tasks

  • Develop prototypes and document product specifications.
  • Evaluate consumer preferences using internal tools and turn them into recommendations for product enhancement or innovation.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of operational guidelines and objectives for the product portfolio.
  • Design, execute, and manage projects.
  • Research and compile reports on the state of the industry, trend forecasts, and competitive analysis.

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Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Specialist

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Experience Affects Product Development Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Product Development Specialist Salaries


Product Development
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Product Support
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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