What does a Product Specialist do?

Product specialists monitor all aspects of a product lifestyle, including their long- and short-term development and marketing. They stay apprised of marketplace trends to ensure the product has a competitive position. Product specialists interface with project managers and clients to determine a product's future direction. Product specialists collaborate with team members to ensure excellent product delivery. They are experts in a product or series of products and develop sales, price, and profitability strategies, recommend improvements, increase revenue, and identify opportunities.

Product specialists conduct extensive market research including surveys, desktop research, phone calls, or attending rival product launches. They answer product related questions politely and address inquiries promptly. They attend workshops and refresher courses in sales and marketing and assist with new product releases and events. Product specialists also perform demonstrations for customers, staff, and other stakeholders and help develop business plans. They schedule training sessions and attend meetings as required, and identify potential opportunities in the market for relaying information to the essential parties. Product specialists need a high school diploma or equivalent.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Product Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,800 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $4K
$7K
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Product Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Product Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Product Specialist
$75,500/yr
L3
L4
Lead Product Specialist
No Salary Reports
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Product Specialist Insights

Read what Product Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Devoted HealthDevoted Health
Product Team
10 Jan 2021

“The people I work with are truly amazing and I really do love working here.”

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Cheese Specialist
24 Mar 2021

“I had good managers and the pay (union) was better than my previous placement.”

Generation HomeGeneration Home
Product Team
15 Aug 2020

“Staff are empowered to do their best work and everyone really is pulling in the same direction.”

CodeyoungCodeyoung
Product
2 Aug 2021

“High pressure which comes with an early stage startup but that’s how it is so not really a con”

ICICI BankICICI Bank
Product Specialist
12 Aug 2021

“Good organisation .Nice role.Leadership role.Able to work my way.I like the company.”

Infiniti of ArdmoreInfiniti of Ardmore
Product Specialist
8 Sep 2019

“You can make good money if you get just a few high gross deals per week.”

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Elite Product Specialist
2 Mar 2021

“Work life balance is not great but it’s car sales so that’s to be expected.”

EmotixEmotix
Product Team
12 Aug 2020

“No team knows what the other team is working on even if on the same project.”

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