Product Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $70K per year on average. In the world of Product Engineers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $99K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Product Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Product Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,178 - $96,667
$52K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,186
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$18.72 - $41.69
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MEDIAN: $29.69
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$52,178 - $96,667  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $9,959  
Profit Sharing
$766 - $11,996  
Commission
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,743 - $99,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$18.72 - $41.69  
   
Overtime
$27.26 - $59.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,009 - $9,959  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$766 - $11,996  
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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$51,743 - $99,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Product Engineer

Product engineers design and create products, either for the consumer sector or various industries, and also analyze the market and competing products in order to determine customers' needs.

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Product Engineer Tasks

  • Coordinate prototype submissions and new part approvals.
  • Liaison with technical staff and its affiliates on technical issues.
  • Maintain and support in-house testing.
  • Maintain and support field test programs.
  • Support sales and marketing on product and customer issues.

Common Career Paths for Product Engineer


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For Product Engineers, progressing to a Product Engineering Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Product Engineering Manager can earn $108K annually. The most common career progression for Product Engineers leads to becoming a Senior Product Engineer, where average pay is $92K annually. However, many Product Engineers also opt to become Mechanical Engineers. Typically, a Mechanical Engineer brings home $64K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Product Engineer


Product Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Chrysler Group LLC., esri, Analog Devices Inc, Micron Technology, Inc., and Texas Instruments, Inc. Lam Research Incorporated attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $115K. FCA Corp, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Texas Instruments, Inc. also offer top salaries for Product Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $99K, $95K, and $89K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include TRW Automotive Holdings ($68K), Takata ($68K), and Johnson Controls Inc ($69K).

Popular Skills for Product Engineer


Product Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Test Engineering, Data Analysis, Pro/Engineer, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and SolidWorks. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Problem Solving and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Product Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. Product Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,199

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Product Engineers, 49 percent above the national average. Product Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+17 percent), Dearborn (+16 percent), Auburn Hills (+10 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Redlands and Novi are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Product Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Product Engineer?

Product Engineer in Bloomington:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I enjoy the office culture and atmosphere. It is fun and enjoyable to work at MTL. The problem solving aspect is a very rewarding and fun part of my job as well. I enjoy learning new things and refining the skills that I already have.
Cons: The amount of travel at times can be slightly stressful but there isn't anything that I really don't like about my job.

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Key Stats for Product Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Product Engineer Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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