Senior Product Engineer Salary

Salaries for Senior Product Engineers in the United States average out at around $89K annually, but San Jose employers pay the most, offering approximately $121K on average. Senior Product Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Santa Clara (+29 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$71,191 - $117,190
MEDIAN: $89,042

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$71,191 - $117,190  
$0.00 - $11,537  
Profit Sharing
$958 - $12,261  
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).
$73,042 - $122,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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Job Description for Senior Product Engineer

Senior product engineers are responsible for all aspects of the design, implementation, and management of new products' development. This involves taking customer needs and expectations, merging those with their design knowledge, and planning a new engineering product. Once a design has been established and all necessary consultation with clients and other engineers has occurred, the manufacturing process must be designed and implemented. After manufacturing, the final product must be assembled and analyzed for quality and to ensure it meets all user and design specifications. Senior product engineers are ultimately responsible for all stages of this work and monitor closely all progress. Once a product is completed, they must maintain standards by testing and constructing prototypes for further improvements as driven by customer needs or evolutions in industry standards and technology.


Senior Product Engineer Tasks

  • Identify root cause of failures and issues, documenting all findings.
  • Work with sales teams to resolve customer problems.
  • Examine supplies and materials and test for suitability.
  • Support design and troubleshooting efforts internally.
  • Document product requirements, implementation steps and verification checks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Product Engineer

Employees at TRW Automotive Holdings enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $89K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $81K and higher ones not far away at only $103K.

Popular Skills for Senior Product Engineer

Senior Product Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Computer Aided Design, Project Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Engineer

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Product Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $84K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $89K on average. Senior Product Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $96K. Senior Product Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $100K.

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Experience Affects Senior Product Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Product Engineer Salaries

Product Development

National Average

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%