Senior Product Development Scientist Salary

A Senior Product Development Scientist earns an average salary of $92,992 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$67,165 - $127,109
$67K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,992
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$30.97 - $54.00
$42
MEDIAN: $41.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,165 - $127,109  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $14,762  
Profit Sharing
$2,447 - $20,134  
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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$68,734 - $135,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$41.76  
   
Overtime
$46.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,019 - $14,762  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,447 - $20,134  
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).
)
$68,734 - $135,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • Plan and perform laboratory experiments to test processes used in materials production .
  • Prepare reports on results of experimentations and create methods to evaluate processes to strengthen and or combine materials.
  • Conducts research on the structures and properties of applicable materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Development Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Product Development Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Product Development Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Product Development Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Senior Product Development Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 108 salaries. A Senior Product Development Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 68 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Product Development Scientist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$97,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Product Development Scientist Salaries

Research Analysis
▲4%



National Average
$97,000

Biotechnology
▼6%

Molecular Biology
▼7%

Material Science
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 5%