The average salary for a Product Development Scientist is $70,298.
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Job Description for Product Development Scientist
Product development scientists work across a variety of fields, and their tasks vary by industry. Many product development scientists work in the food industry; in that industry, some of the scientist's tasks include ensuring their organization meets government regulations and standards pertaining to sanitation, safety, waste management, and quality standards. Developing new food items for production based on consumer feedback is another common task, as is quality control analysis. In general, …Read more
Product Development Scientist Tasks
- Act as expert in available technologies, materials, procedures, and research project management.
- Seek and understand developments in relevant fields and the competition.
- Track and ensure compliance to laws, regulations, guidelines, and safety standards.
- Design products and research projects based on specifications, competitive analyses, and market research.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Product Development Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Product Development Scientist are from the companies Beckman Coulter Inc, Eurofins and Mayne Pharma, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at The Clorox Company where the average pay is $97,160. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mayne Pharma, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., earning around $66,525 and $65,000, respectively. Beckman Coulter Inc pays the lowest at around $57,391. Young Living Essential Oils and Eurofins also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,679 and $61,003, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Product Development Scientist
Skills in Project Management, Data Analysis and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis and Product Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Product Development Scientist
An entry-level Product Development Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,010 based on 44 salaries. An early career Product Development Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,433 based on 277 salaries. A mid-career Product Development Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,513 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Product Development Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,829 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,327.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Product Development Scientist in their job title in Pleasanton, California earn an average of 36.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (23.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Greenville, North Carolina (16.1% less), Los Angeles, California (11.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.0% less).
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