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Product Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Product Engineering Manager oversees and leads conception, execution and launch of engineering products. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers, designers and analysts working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.

Job Outlook

There were 17 Product Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 709 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Product Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Product Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $145,952.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $145,952.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Product Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $127,886.

Education and Experience

Posted Product Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.26%
Bachelor's Degree73.06%
Master's Degree28.21%
Doctoral Degree4.51%
Other2.96%

Posted Product Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years6.3%
3 to 5 years40.13%
6 to 8 years22.69%
9+ years30.88%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Product Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Leadership (45.98%)
  • Management (40.34%)
  • Communication (40.06%)
  • Operations (32.3%)
  • Problem Solving (29.2%)
  • Planning (24.4%)
  • Presentations (14.1%)
  • Program Management (14.1%)
  • Microsoft Excel (13.54%)
  • Customer Service (13.54%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Engineering Management (30.14%)
  • Project Management (22.29%)
  • Production Engineering (22.29%)
  • Product Engineering (49.71%)
  • New Product Development (40.14%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Bill Of Materials (3.71%)
  • Supply Chain (7.71%)
  • Product Roadmaps (3.57%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (6.71%)
  • 3D Modeling (4.29%)
  • Software Development (5.14%)
  • Automation (8.14%)
  • Data Analysis (9.29%)
  • Electrical Engineering (9.57%)
  • Computer Science (13.14%)
  • Process Engineering (9%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (17.86%)
  • Procurement (4.43%)
  • DevOps (1.57%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (4.57%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (7.57%)
  • Scalability (3.14%)
  • Milestones (Project Management) (7.43%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (15.29%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (16.57%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (10.71%)
  • Product Management (13.29%)
  • Product Design (16%)
  • Production Process (11.14%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (16.43%)
  • Software Engineering (6.14%)
  • Systems Design (3.14%)
  • Tooling (12.57%)
  • Process Improvement (12.57%)
  • Product Quality (QA/QC) (9.29%)
  • Export Control (9.29%)
  • Technical Leadership (8.29%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • New Product Development (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Product Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Production Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • New Product Introduction Program Manager
  • Product Engineering Intern
  • New Product Program Manager
  • Product Engineer
  • Production Engineer Co-Op
  • Engineering Program Manager
  • Product Launch Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Product Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Boeing (62)
  • Zt Systems (27)
  • John Deere (20)
  • Apple (19)
  • Confluent (13)
  • CBRE (13)
  • BAE Systems (12)
  • ASML (9)
  • Meta (9)
  • Tesla (9)

North Carolina

  • ABB (3)
  • Syngenta Group (2)
  • Google (1)
  • Volvo (1)
  • Stanadyne (1)
  • Enpro Industries (1)
  • Studio Tk (1)
  • Teknion (1)
  • Masonite (1)
  • Qorvo (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!