Average Senior Product Development Scientist Salary

$96,386
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,238
Bonus
$4,972
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Product Development Scientist is $96,386.
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$67k
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$96k
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$132k
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MEDIAN $96,386
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Salary
$67k - $132k
Bonus
$2k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$990 - $15k
Total Pay
$67k - $140k

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Job Description for Senior Product Development Scientist

Senior Product Development Scientist Tasks
  • Plan and perform laboratory experiments to test processes used in materials production .
  • Prepare reports on results of experimentations and create methods to evaluate processes to strengthen and or combine materials.
  • Conducts research on the structures and properties of applicable materials.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Product Development Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Senior Product Development Scientist are from the companies Procter & Gamble Co, Cargill and Johnson & Johnson. Reported salaries are highest at Procter & Gamble Co where the average pay is $132,452. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., earning around $118,390. Cargill pays the lowest at around $82,757. J. M. Smucker Co. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $99,526.

Career Paths

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Research & Development (R&D) Manager
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Popular Skills for Senior Product Development Scientist

Skills in Product Development and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Research Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Development Scientist

An entry-level Senior Product Development Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,627 based on 14 salaries. An early career Senior Product Development Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,563 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Senior Product Development Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,515 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Senior Product Development Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,261 based on 184 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,071.
Employees with Senior Product Development Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (18.8% more) and San Diego, California (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (13.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 617 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
18.2%
Mid Career
31.0%
Experienced
29.8%
Late Career
18.8%