Average Director, Product Development Salary

$121,754
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$16,197
Bonus
$14,740
Commission
$8,139
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director, Product Development is $121,754.
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MEDIAN $121,754
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Salary
$85k - $160k
Bonus
$2k - $31k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $20k
Commission
$5k - $27k
Total Pay
$88k - $181k

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Job Description for Director, Product Development

Director, Product Development Tasks
  • Review new product ideas, present them to management, and work with other departments to determine feasibility.
  • Determine the cost of production.
  • Conduct market research to determine consumer needs and identify competitors.
  • Ensure products are produced according to design, quality, and price specifications.
  • Supervise product development process, coordinating department objectives and schedules.

Career Paths

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Director, Product Development
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Product Management Director
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Popular Skills for Director, Product Development

Skills in Product Development, People Management and Product Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Product Development

An early career Director, Product Development with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $101,075 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Director, Product Development with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,515 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Director, Product Development with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,669 based on 290 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,592.
Employees with Director, Product Development in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (11.7% more) and New York, New York (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.6% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 621 survey responses.
Early Career
7.6%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
46.7%
Late Career
24.2%