Average Product Development Engineer with Product Development Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Product Development Engineer with Product Development skills is $73,079.
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$58k - $98k
$985 - $10k
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$508 - $10k
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$58k - $103k

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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 Acumed, LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $88,363. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company and Abbott Laboratories, earning around $82,971 and $76,340, respectively. Embraer pays the lowest at around $62,400. Navistar International Corporation and Acumed, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,048 and $70,105, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Product Development Engineer

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, 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 $64,552 based on 102 salaries. An early career Product Development Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,910 based on 793 salaries. A mid-career Product Development Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,725 based on 441 salaries. An experienced Product Development Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,510 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,781.
Employees with Product Development Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 43.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dearborn, Michigan (13.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1.6% less).

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