Senior Product Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Product Engineer earns an average salary of $86,303 per year.
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$68,390 - $113,416
MEDIAN: $86,303
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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$68,390 - $113,416  
$0.00 - $10,449  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $11,920  
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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).
$70,072 - $122,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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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vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%
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