Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salary

Men make up the majority of Automotive Product Development Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $78K annually. During the first five years of their careers, Automotive Product Development Engineers see a median income of $75K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $80K. Automotive Product Development Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $107K.

$61,254 - $119,074
$61K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,254
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50%
90%

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$24.65 - $49.13
$31
MEDIAN: $31.44
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$0$125K
Salary $61,254 - $119,074
Bonus $-0.49 - $10,287
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
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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$61,007 - $125,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $31.44
Overtime $48.62
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $-0.49 - $10,287
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,899
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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$61,007 - $125,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Most of the time, product development engineers, automotive, work in the automotive industry. They are responsible for the developing of new automotive products and changing existing models. They are also involved in testing various automotive components. While developing automotive products, they must consider environmental laws and regulations. They must adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

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Product Development Engineer, Automotive Tasks

  • Work with automotive assembly/manufacturing engineers to plan product that is easy to make, safe, and cost effective.
  • Produce assembly drawings, cost estimates, prototyping, and testing data per specifications.
  • Collaborate with automotive stylists, market researchers, and other engineers to prepare product proposals.
  • Analyze existing automotive models for safety, performance, and feasibility.

Common Career Paths for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


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Automotive Product Development Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Design Engineering Managers. That role pays $103K per year on average. A Senior Mechanical Engineer role is the most common promotion for Automotive Product Development Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $90K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Automotive Product Development Engineers is a Mechanical Engineer position, where earnings are usually $64K.

Product Development Engineer, Automotive Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


For Automotive Product Development Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Chrysler Group LLC.; in fact, median earnings sit around $83K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Product Development Engineer, Automotive


Survey results suggest that Automotive Product Development Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Test Engineering, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Matlab, Windows Operating System General Use, and Product Development. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Pay by Experience for a Product Development Engineer, Automotive has a positive trend. An entry-level Product Development Engineer, Automotive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Product Development Engineer, Automotive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Product Development Engineer, Automotive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 18 salaries. A Product Development Engineer, Automotive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,110

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Automotive Product Development Engineers, Dearborn offers exceptional salaries, 6 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Auburn Hills, 4 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Product Development Engineer, Automotive

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

▲32%

▲21%

National Average
$81,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Product Development Engineer, Automotive Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Test Engineering
▼2%


AutoCAD
▼5%





Product Development
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

Matlab
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%