Senior Product Development Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Senior Product Development Scientist is $93,539 per year.

$68,958 - $127,393
MEDIAN: $93,539

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$69,596 - $138,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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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.


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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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%