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.
|Salary||$71,579 - $116,269|
|Bonus||$618 - $12,671|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $10,770|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$72,351 - $121,025|
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.Read More...
Senior product engineers work in a mix of environments. They meet with clients in office and in manufacturing settings to discuss design elements and product needs. They meet with other engineers and managers to discuss strategies and implementation, and they supervise initial manufacturing during the prototype and development stages of production. Senior product engineers generally work a standard 40-hour week, with some overtime required depending on project deadlines and customer needs.
A bachelor’s degree in engineering, typically with an emphasis in a specific field such as mechanical or electrical engineering, is required for senior product engineers. As this is a supervisory position, extensive experience in the field is necessary. This usually includes at least three to five years in the specific manufacturing area. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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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