Senior Product Engineer Salary

Senior Product Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $89K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Product Engineers — including $15K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $73K to $122K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Senior Product Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Senior Product Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$71,579 - $116,269
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MEDIAN: $89,275
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Salary $71,579 - $116,269
Bonus $618 - $12,671
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,770
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$72,351 - $121,025
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 314

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Job Description for Senior Product Engineer

Senior product engineers are responsible for all aspects of the design, implementation, and management of new products' development. This involves taking customer needs and expectations, merging those with their design knowledge, and planning a new engineering product. Once a design has been established and all necessary consultation with clients and other engineers has occurred, the manufacturing process must be designed and implemented. After manufacturing, the final product must be assembled and analyzed for quality and to ensure it meets all user and design specifications. Senior product engineers are ultimately responsible for all stages of this work and monitor closely all progress. Once a product is completed, they must maintain standards by testing and constructing prototypes for further improvements as driven by customer needs or evolutions in industry standards and technology.

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Senior Product Engineer Tasks

  • Support design and troubleshooting efforts internally.
  • Document product requirements, implementation steps and verification checks.
  • Examine supplies and materials and test for suitability.
  • Identify root cause of failures and issues, documenting all findings.
  • Work with sales teams to resolve customer problems.

Senior Product Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Product Engineer


Intel Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $110K on average.

Popular Skills for Senior Product Engineer


Senior Product Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SolidWorks, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Computer Aided Design, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Problem Solving and Engineering Design. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Product Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Product Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Product Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Senior Product Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 132 salaries. A Senior Product Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,099

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

Santa Clara is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Product Engineers, 28 percent higher than the national average. Senior Product Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+22 percent), San Diego (+21 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Grand Rapids ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chandler (12 percent lower) and Chicago (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Product Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Product Engineer Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$92,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Product Engineer Salaries

SolidWorks
▲5%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲3%

National Average
$92,000





Problem Solving
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 3%
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