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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Product Engineer Salary

$87,371 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$42.01 hourly

Entry level Salary
$66,000 yearly
$66,000
10 %
$87,371
Median
$115,000
90 %

How much does a Product Engineer make?

Product engineers make $87,371 per year on average, or $42.01 per hour, in the United States. Product engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $115,000.

Location impacts how much a product engineer can expect to make. Product engineers make the most in California, New Mexico, Washington, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

Highest Paying States For Product Engineers

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

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Product Engineer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New Mexico$100,021$48.09350
2California$100,549$48.347,525
3Washington$96,907$46.591,268
4Arizona$86,736$41.701,609
5Texas$85,806$41.254,513
6Oregon$92,138$44.30735
7New Hampshire$85,712$41.21441
8Maryland$91,571$44.021,382
9Nevada$85,984$41.34371
10Massachusetts$92,434$44.441,518
11Rhode Island$88,082$42.35127
12Virginia$83,152$39.982,448
13Alaska$88,010$42.31136
14Michigan$78,814$37.891,670
15Maine$85,074$40.90197
16District of Columbia$94,693$45.53274
17Pennsylvania$78,414$37.702,297
18Colorado$80,876$38.881,752
19West Virginia$82,807$39.81142
20Connecticut$86,368$41.52471
21New York$88,600$42.601,414
22Ohio$75,446$36.271,905
23Idaho$82,207$39.52181
24Utah$80,042$38.48464
25Minnesota$75,938$36.511,594
26Alabama$75,751$36.42743
27North Carolina$73,142$35.162,133
28New Jersey$84,484$40.62658
29Louisiana$79,561$38.25280
30Indiana$71,125$34.191,227
31Georgia$73,780$35.472,242
32Illinois$78,681$37.831,367
33Iowa$71,419$34.34639
34Tennessee$73,676$35.42823
35Oklahoma$76,324$36.69286
36Delaware$77,578$37.30171
37Nebraska$71,764$34.50382
38Mississippi$74,855$35.99216
39Wisconsin$68,379$32.871,310
40Vermont$75,145$36.1383
41Hawaii$75,530$36.31119
42Kentucky$69,920$33.62559
43South Carolina$70,771$34.02732
44Wyoming$68,168$32.77105
45Florida$66,986$32.202,865
46Kansas$67,026$32.22502
47North Dakota$67,287$32.35152
48Missouri$69,589$33.46829
49Arkansas$64,077$30.81445
50Montana$68,200$32.7980
51South Dakota$62,270$29.94124

Highest Paying Cities For Product Engineers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$107,751$51.80
2Seattle, WA$98,346$47.28
3Washington, DC$94,765$45.56
4Hillsboro, OR$92,067$44.26
5New York, NY$88,807$42.70
6Chandler, AZ$86,637$41.65
7Austin, TX$86,369$41.52
8Washington, MI$79,171$38.06
9Chicago, IL$78,894$37.93
10Wilmington, DE$77,789$37.40
11Warren, OH$77,145$37.09
12Plymouth, MN$75,922$36.50
13Columbus, MS$74,289$35.72
14Atlanta, GA$73,858$35.51
15Greensboro, NC$73,514$35.34

Product Engineer Salary Details

Product Engineer Salary

What is a Product Engineer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$115,000$9,583$55
75th Percentile$100,000$8,333$48
Average$87,371$7,281$42
25th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36
10th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Mechanical Design Engineer$77,566$6,464$37.29120,258
Research And Development Engineer$100,521$8,377$48.33187,910
Quality Control Engineer$70,527$5,877$33.91109,745
Mechanical Engineer$79,047$6,587$38.00105,618
Design Engineer$79,672$6,639$38.30138,173
Development Engineer$96,498$8,041$46.39224,881

Which Companies Pay Product Engineers The Most?

The highest paying companies for product engineers are Meta and Reddit according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Google and Stripe report highly competitive wages for product engineers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$144,084$69.272985
2Reddit$137,298$66.0116
3Google$132,097$63.51394
4Stripe$130,653$62.8156
5Asana$129,993$62.504
6Nutanix$128,797$61.9210
7Microsoft$127,197$61.15336
8Palantir$126,803$60.9612
9Pinterest$124,219$59.722
10Etsy$123,703$59.47
11Twilio$122,366$58.8317
12NVIDIA$121,387$58.3668
13Adobe$116,430$55.9890
14Zenefits$116,360$55.94
15Rambus$113,789$54.712
16Autodesk$112,834$54.2567
17Palo Alto Networks$112,770$54.2261
18Amd$112,275$53.98268
19Appian$111,998$53.8513
20Apple$111,383$53.551196

How Much Do Product Engineers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a product engineer salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays product engineers an average salary of $97,032

  2. The automotive industry pay $87,022

  3. The lowest paying industry for product engineers is the retail industry. Product engineers in this industry earn an average salary of $85,077

Highest Paying Industries For Product Engineers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$97,032$46.65
2Automotive$87,022$41.84
3Manufacturing$85,436$41.08
4Retail$85,077$40.90

High Paying Product Engineer Jobs

Product Engineer Salary Trends

The salary for a product 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.

Product Engineer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$69,300$33.31
Mid Level$84,600$40.66
Senior Level$135,000$64.89

Average Product Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Product Engineer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$87,400$42.01+1.9%
    2021$85,700$41.20+1.2%
    2020$84,700$40.71+1.7%
    2019$83,200$40.01+2.0%
    2018$81,600$39.22+0.7%

    Recently Added Product Engineer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    AppleoneProduct Failure Engineer-ManufacturingLos Angeles, CA05/31/2022$60,000
    Entegris, Inc.Product Engineer IIColorado Springs, CO05/27/2022$60,000
    Manpower EngineeringEngineer III-Product Engineering (Polymers)Fridley, MN05/26/2022$95,000
    Palo Alto Networks Inc.Staff Product Engineer-Feature Team (Cortex Xpanse)Santa Clara, CA05/26/2022$163,500
    AlightNew Relic Product Engineer-Work From HomeKane, IL05/25/2022$110,000
    Maxim Integrated ProductsProduct Engineer-Automotive Serial LinksBeaverton, OR05/24/2022$74,000
    CRP Industries Inc. CorporateProduct EngineerCranbury, NJ05/24/2022$55,000
    Maxim Integrated ProductsProduct Engineer-Automotive Serial LinksSan Jose, CA05/24/2022$74,000
    Geo Group Inc.Reliability Lab Product EngineerLongmont, CO05/22/2022$65,000
    TTM Technologies, Inc.Product EngineerLittleton, CO05/21/2022$66,000

    Product Engineer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Product Engineers the most?

    California pays Product Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $100,549 per year, or $48.34 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Product Engineer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Product Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Mexico you should be paid close to $100,021 per year.

    What type of Product Engineer gets paid the most?

    Staff Engineer gets paid the most. Staff Engineer made a median salary of $113,160. The best-paid 10 percent make $139,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $91,000.

    How much money does a product engineer make?

    Product engineers make an average of $85,000 in a year. This makes an average hourly pay for a product development engineer just under $40.

    The salary level for a product development engineer depends on various factors. These factors include experience, education, location, industry, and company. Any person may have numerous unique combinations of these five factors influencing their specific salary.

    What does a product development engineer do?

    A product development engineer develops, designs, creates, and manages new product ideas for businesses. This highly specialized role comes with specific knowledge of taking products from the idea stage through to execution and commercialization.

    What is a high salary for an engineer?

    A high salary for an engineer is around $100,000 annually. The average salary of an engineer is $74,000 a year. There are many different types of engineers, however, and the range in pay can start as low as $64,000 a year to as high as $156,000 a year.

    What is a product engineer in tech?

    A product engineer in tech is someone who builds hardware and software products effectively. A product engineer helps shape the tech product through active contribution in product conversations and by providing a strong technical voice in the product development process to achieve sound product/technical tradeoffs.

    What is the salary of a normal engineer?

    The salary of a normal engineer is $74,000 a year. However, there are many different types of engineers, and the range in pay can start as low as $64,000 a year to as high as $156,000 a year. Factors such as location and company type all impact how much an engineer can earn.

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