Senior Product Development Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Product Development Scientist is $92,700 per year.
Senior Product Development Scientist Salary (?
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$67,547 - $124,236
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Senior Product Development Scientist Salary (?
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$19.88 - $167.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,547 - $124,236  
   
Bonus
$976 - $15,482  
Profit Sharing
$1,578 - $10,256  
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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$67,663 - $136,299  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.88 - $167.68  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $56.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$976 - $15,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,578 - $10,256  
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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$67,663 - $136,299  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Senior Product Development Scientist

A senior product development scientist oversees the development of a product from start to finish, ensuring that the product is able to pass through every step of the process from the drawing table until shipment. Senior product development scientists are usually responsible for leading development teams, designing new products or developments, maintaining quality standards with testing, and compiling and organizing data necessary for product release. During production and development, the senior product development scientist must uphold any rules and regulations that apply them to their work, as well as follow safety protocols. They should also touch with other departments from the same company, such as quality assurance and production, as well as outside consultants. Many types of organizations hire senior product development scientists, such as food and consumer retail companies investigating new products and pharmaceutical companies developing or improving drugs.
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Senior Product Development Scientist Tasks
  • Conducts research on the structures and properties of applicable materials.
  • Prepare reports on results of experimentations and create methods to evaluate processes to strengthen and or combine materials.
  • Plan and perform laboratory experiments to test processes used in materials production .

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Development Scientist

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Pay Difference By Location

Cambridge
up arrow 19%
San Francisco
up arrow 7%
Boston
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National Average
$96,000
Chicago
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Cincinnati
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$96,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%
National Average
$96,000
Product Development
up arrow 1%
Material Science
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Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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