Salary for Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

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Interest in alternative energy development, such as in biofuels, has risen steadily and lead to strong public and private investment. Careers in biofuels, in particular specialized positions such as in product development, should continue to experience robust growth. This occupation affords the unique opportunity to help a product go from design in the lab to deployment as a commercial product. Emphases are placed on the ability to create economically viable biofuel technologies in varying climates. Individuals in this position are required to have at least a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry, combined with an additional 5 to 10 years of work experience. The majority of biofuel technology and product development managers have a doctorate in a related discipline, and many have also worked as postdoctoral researchers in the field. Individuals in this field are well-paid.

A Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology or Product Development Manager earns a wage that can range from 96000 - 144000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers will usually earn a wage of One Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers have the highest pay levels in California, where they get job pay of approximately $142120. Employees with these jobs can make the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn normal pay levels of $142550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.04 percent nationwide in that time.
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $142,550
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $142,060
Finance and Insurance $141,210
Wholesale Trade $134,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $132,020
Information $130,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $94,130
Health Care and Social Assistance $102,640
Construction $113,490
Public Administration $113,580
Retail Trade $114,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $115,920