Senior Product Engineer Salary

The majority of Senior Product Engineers in the United States — a little more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $73K to $125K per year, and the median is $90K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $12K, total cash payment to Senior Product Engineers can bottom out at $73K or peak near $125K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Senior Product Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Product Engineers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,605 - $119,206
(Median)
$72K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,143
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50%
90%

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$29.59 - $65.64
(Median)
$30
$43
$66
MEDIAN: $43.00
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50%
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


Senior Product Engineers flock to Intel Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $110K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Senior Product Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Product Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Project Management, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks and 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.


For many Senior Product Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $84K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $90K. Senior Product Engineers see a median salary of $97K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $102K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 8%

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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