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How Much Does a Product Development Engineer Earn In The United States?

Product Development Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
$64,000
$82,000
$105,000
Product development engineers in the United States make an average salary of $82,418 per year or $39.62 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $64,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $105,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Delaware, California, Washington, Colorado, and Massachusetts provide the highest product development engineer salaries.
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Where Product Development Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where product development engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Product Development Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Delaware, California and Washington, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for product development engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nebraska, North Dakota, and Arkansas.
Location
City
Average Salary

Palo Alto, CA

Salary Range82k - 126k$102k$101,890

Redmond, WA

Salary Range78k - 112k$94k$93,713

Reston, VA

Salary Range72k - 106k$88k$87,910

Stoughton, MA

Salary Range72k - 103k$87k$86,610

Austin, TX

Salary Range67k - 104k$84k$83,870

New York, NY

Salary Range68k - 100k$83k$83,162

Melrose Park, IL

Salary Range69k - 98k$83k$82,541

Hillsboro, OR

Salary Range66k - 96k$80k$80,045

Manchester, NH

Salary Range67k - 95k$80k$79,976

Rochester Hills, MI

Salary Range65k - 95k$79k$79,250
$53k
$126k

High Paying Product Development Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Product Development Engineers The Most?

To earn a high income as a product development engineer, working for VMware or Verizon Communications might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like AT&T and PMC Group report highly competitive salaries for product development engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
VMware
Salary Range93k - 112k$102k$102,417
Verizon Communications
Salary Range92k - 113k$102k$102,245
AT&T
Salary Range90k - 111k$101k$100,692
PMC Group
Salary Range89k - 107k$98k$97,733
KLA
Salary Range87k - 109k$98k$97,684
SanDisk
Salary Range87k - 107k$97k$96,877
FCA Us
Salary Range90k - 103k$97k$96,714
Advanced Micro Devices
Salary Range86k - 106k$96k$96,170
Numonyx
Salary Range86k - 106k$96k$95,931
Schaeffler Group
Salary Range88k - 102k$95k$95,202
$81k
$113k

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    How Much Do Product Development Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, product development engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, automotive, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for product development engineers. For example, product development engineers make a whopping average salary of $84,575 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $80,106 at automotive companies and $79,124 at health care companies. But product development engineers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $75,290.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range74k - 96k$85k$84,575

    Automotive

    Salary Range71k - 89k$80k$80,106

    Health Care

    Salary Range71k - 87k$79k$79,124

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range66k - 87k$76k$76,499

    Retail

    Salary Range66k - 84k$75k$75,290
    $66k
    $96k

    How Experience Affects Product Development Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a product development engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $108,524
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    $100,000
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    $90,000
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    10/27/2020
    Product Development Engineer
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    10/09/2020
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    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/09/2020
    Product Development Engineer
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    Blythewood, SC
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    09/16/2020
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    $90,000
    $90,000
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    Toledo, OH
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    08/19/2020
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    $80,000
    $80,000
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    Product Development Electrical Engineer
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    Rockledge, FL
    Rockledge, FL
    08/18/2020
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    $90,000
    $90,000
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