Average Product Development Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Product Development Engineer is $72,078.
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$56k - $97k
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$498 - $8k
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$57k - $102k

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Job Description for Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer Tasks
  • Design, develop, and test processes for producing prototypes and long-term production of products.
  • Define quality control criteria and safety guidelines.
  • Test products and processes and evaluate results to identify problems and estimate cost of resolutions.
  • Produce detailed designs and/or CAD drawings, acting as technical expert on products and processes.
  • Analyze and improve existing processes and products, including updating documentation.
The top respondents for the job title Product Development Engineer are from the companies Ford Motor Company, Intel Corporation and Navistar International Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $85,133. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company and TE Connectivity, Ltd., earning around $82,208 and $75,969, respectively. Embraer pays the lowest at around $60,202. Applied Medical Incorporated and Navistar International Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,028 and $67,650, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Product Development Engineer

Skills in Product Development and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Engineer

An entry-level Product Development Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,339 based on 500 salaries. An early career Product Development Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,159 based on 1,309 salaries. A mid-career Product Development Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,182 based on 612 salaries. An experienced Product Development Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,151 based on 248 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,631.
Employees with Product Development Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 36.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dearborn, Michigan (11.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.0% less).

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