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 Total Pay (?
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$67,428 - $124,980
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Senior Product Development Scientist Total Pay (?
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$19.95 - $166.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,428 - $124,980  
   
Bonus
$981 - $17,518  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,137  
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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$67,491 - $137,055  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.95 - $166.38  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $56.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$981 - $17,518  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,137  
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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$67,491 - $137,055  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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 Difference By Location
Cambridge
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San Jose
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San Diego
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San Francisco
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National Average
$97,000
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Cincinnati
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$97,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

Product Development
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National Average
$97,000
Biotechnology
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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
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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