Senior Product Engineer Salary

Senior Product Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $90K per year on average but can range from $73K to $125K per year. Cash earnings of Senior Product Engineers can occasionally include $12K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $73K to almost $125K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Male Senior Product Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,605 - $119,206
(Median)
$72K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,143
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90%

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$29.59 - $65.64
(Median)
$30
$43
$66
MEDIAN: $43.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,605 - $119,206  
   
Bonus
$-0.45 - $12,021  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $12,362  
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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$73,150 - $124,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.59 - $65.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.60  
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
$-0.45 - $12,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $12,362  
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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$73,150 - $124,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Intel Corporation — the median salary there is $110K.

Popular Skills for Senior Product Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Project Management, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Engineer

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


For Senior Product Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $84K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $90K. Senior Product Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Senior Product Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Product Engineer Salaries



National Average
$93,000



Skills That Affect Senior Product Engineer Salaries

Product Development
0%

National Average
$93,000

Project Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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