Product Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for product engineers is 41 years. The product engineer workforce reached a whopping 179,843 in 2020!

Among product engineers, we discovered that 12.9% of them are women, while 80.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among product engineers is White, which makes up 73.2% of all product engineers. Comparatively, there are 15.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Product engineers are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, product engineers are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about product engineer demographics? We analyzed 10,280 product engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Product Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as product engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for product engineers were.

Product Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among product engineers is White, which makes up 73.2% of all product engineers. Comparatively, there are 15.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.2%
  • Asian, 15.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.8%
  • Black or African American, 2.8%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Product Engineers

The chart below shows that 31.7% of product engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 11.3% and French is the third-most popular at 8.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 31.7%
  • Chinese, 11.3%
  • French, 8.3%
  • Mandarin, 8.1%
  • German, 8.1%
  • Other, 32.5%

Most Common Degree for Product Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for product engineers. The most common degree for product engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 54% of product engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 33% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 71%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • Certificate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Product Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among product engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Product Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the product engineer position over time.


Product Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of product engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of product engineers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Product Engineer

By looking over 10,280 product engineers resumes, we figured out that the average product engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Product Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of product engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of product engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Product Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Product Engineer81%13%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Product Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Product Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to product engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Associate Customer Engineer3.53%
Head Electrical Engineer4.72%
Mapping Engineer5.29%
Product Engineer6.59%
Human Factors Scientist7.24%
Robotics Engineer7.40%
Test Facility Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Product Engineer?

Male Income
Female Income

Product Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Product Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$82,951
Master's Degree$94,460
Doctorate Degree$105,442

Product Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Product Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a product engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of product engineers is $119,540. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Product Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where product engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Product Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 10,280 resumes, we found that the most popular places for product engineers are TX, Houston and MI, Auburn Hills.

Number of Product Engineers

Where Are Product Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country product engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Product Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ product engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most product engineers is the manufacturing industry.

What Percentage Of Product Engineer Jobs Are Remote?

1.2% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

98.8% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire product engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Product Engineer Work In

Employees with the product engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most product engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ product engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and automotive.

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