Average Director, Product Development with Leadership Skills Salary

$132,781
Avg. Salary
$21,000
Bonus
$15,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director, Product Development with Leadership skills is $132,781.
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$99k
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MEDIAN $132,781
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Salary
$99k - $168k
Bonus
$5k - $36k
Profit Sharing
$6k - $27k
Total Pay
$103k - $197k

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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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Popular Skills for Director, Product Development

Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Project Management, Product Management, People Management and Product Development.

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 $114,882 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Director, Product Development with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,893 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Director, Product Development with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $144,759 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $154,913.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Director, Product Development in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 71 survey responses.
Early Career
9.9%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
47.9%
Late Career
18.3%