$148,778
Avg. Salary
$54.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$25,691

Bonus

$15,000

Profit Sharing

$60,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Vice President (VP) Of Product Development is $54.04 per hour.

The average pay for a Vice President (VP) Of Product Development is $148,778 per year.

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MEDIAN $148,778
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$0$258K
Salary $96,650 - $218,317
Bonus $5,134 - $65,354
Profit Sharing $1,532 - $68,510
Commission $60,000
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$99,847 - $258,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,034

Job Description for Vice President (VP) of Product Development

Vice presidents (VPs) of product development are usually members of the upper-management team within an organization. This position is classified as a technology job and usually reports to the chief technology officer, the chief engineering officer, or another department leader. Vice presidents of product development usually have many employees who work under them and a group of managers who report in directly to them. Individuals in this position are responsible for managing all product development activities undertaken by the product development team. The objective of this position is to ensure that the product development team meets the needs of the organization and satisfies all customer requirements.

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Vice President (VP) of Product Development Tasks
  • Lead product development and production teams from initial inception to final product.
  • Guide product placement and pricing strategies.
  • Ensure that products meet the brand standards as well as consumer needs.
  • Conduct technical, competitive, and trend analysis to identify and evaluate potential products.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP) of Product Development


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VPs of Product Development often end up in upper-level roles like Senior Vice President of Product Development. Senior Vice Presidents of Product Development bring home $189K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP) of Product Development


VPs of Product Development report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Business Development, Strategic Project Management, and Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Product Marketing, Data Modeling, and Media / Public Relations. For most people, competency in Product Development indicates knowledge of Project Management and Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP) of Product Development

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP) of Product Development has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP) of Product Development with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP) of Product Development with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP) of Product Development which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $165,000 based on 246 salaries. A Vice President (VP) of Product Development with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $184,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-14%

National Average: $162,096

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

Home to some of the best pay for VPs of Product Development, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. VPs of Product Development can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+30 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Boston (+29 percent), and Salt Lake City (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for VPs of Product Development is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (18 percent lower) and Chicago (12 percent lower).

Vice President (VP) of Product Development Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP) of Product Development?

Vice President (VP) of Product Development in San Francisco:
"Great opportunities, expensive."
Pros: Climate and culture
Cons: Expensive

Vice President (VP) of Product Development in Emeryville:
"Bio tech center."
Pros: It is aneasy commute. Other than that, no redeeming features.
Cons: Not very interesting, no place to walk at lunch, not many trestaurants.

Vice President (VP) of Product Development in Hartford:
"Opportunities where you least expect it."
I didnt begin my career thinking wow wouldnt it be great to work for a large insurance company. I was an advocate for the environment- a highly educated tree hugger... I emersed myself in plethera of subjects literature, biology, psychology, computer sience, geology and a passion for fine arts. I graduated faced harsh realities of an economic bubble burst and couldnt find a job in my desired field. Out of desperate measures I found myself as a commercial liability claims adjuster, there are ties to law- contract review, litigation, sitting in the judges chambers and found it rewarding for a time. Entrance into the insurance industry lead to additional opportunities exploring: risk selection, sales & marketing, managing people relating to mentors and recognizing leaders that were not to be emulated. I found ways to take intrinsic traits and versatile knowledge and build a self-fulfilling career in a field that I thought as stuffy, 'corporate', behind the facade found laughter and fun.

Vice President (VP) of Product Development in Miami:
Understand your customers, the political dynamics of your company, and your boss' expectations of you in the role. Now do twice as much as they told you they expected in half the time and without the resources.

Vice President (VP) of Product Development in St. Augustine:
"Working In A Start-up Is Stressful."
Pros: Being able to be creative but in the context of a business environment.
Cons: A lot of stress in a start-up environment with little reward up front.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP) of Product Development

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Vice President (VP) of Product Development Salaries

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$162,000

▼14%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP) of Product Development Salaries




Software Development
▲3%

National Average
$162,000

Software Architecture
▼1%



People Management
▼7%

▼8%


Media / Public Relations
▼10%

Data Modeling
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%