The average Associate Product Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K annually. Total cash earnings of Associate Product Managers range from $46K on the low end to $97K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $15K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Women Associate Product Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,717 - $92,135
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,717 - $92,135  
   
Bonus
$1,018 - $10,298  
Profit Sharing
$256.40 - $14,523  
Commission
$8,500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,864 - $97,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 974
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $88.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,018 - $10,298  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$256.40 - $14,523  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,864 - $97,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Associate Product Manager

Associate product managers are in charge of managing an organization's product-related processes and materials. They are responsible for developing effective strategies to increase product output and overall company productivity, and so they must have an advanced understanding of production procedures and product allocation. Associate product managers implement data systems, in addition to providing adequate training for product handling. They must have leadership skills and work well with other managers to reach company product goals. They also need excellent research skills to propose new product ideas.

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Associate Product Manager Tasks

  • Determine the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors.
  • Oversee product development and monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
  • Develop pricing strategies to maximize the firm's profits and market share.

Common Career Paths for Associate Product Manager


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Associate Product Managers often transition into Senior Product Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Product Managers earn $124K per year. When Associate Product Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Product Managers or Product Marketing Managers. Those roles pay an additional $11K and $23K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Product Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Workday, Inc. — the median salary there is $93K.

Popular Skills for Associate Product Manager


Associate Product Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Agile, Agile Software Development, User Interface Design, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Support, Data Analysis, and Marketing Communications. It is often found that people who know Product Development are also skilled in Product Marketing and Market Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Product Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Associate Product Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $66K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $75K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,833

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Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Associate Product Managers in Irvine receive some of the highest pay in the country. Associate Product Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), Austin (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Associate Product Managers in Denver take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Workers in Cleveland and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Associate Product Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate Product Manager?

Associate Product Manager in Pleasanton:
"You get to create and design product!"
Pros: I love this job. My daily interactions vary from Dev, QA, UX, Customers, Sales and my own team. No day is the same as a previous day and we're constantly put in front of many challenges. Best of all, I get to use my brain. This can be a positive in job satisfaction but also leaves you exhausted at the end of the day.
Cons: The worst part is the long commute to work and the pay.

Associate Product Manager in Denver:
Pros: The type of product we develop is fun. Fast-paced environment. The management for my department as well as my direct boss.
Cons: Underpaid for position and work ethic.

Associate Product Manager in Baltimore:
"A new challenge everyday."
Pros: Working as an Associate Product Manager allows me to be involved in every aspect of new product development and the product life cycle. I am able to participate in Engineering, R&D, Marketing, Quality, Production, etc. This give me a very broad range of knowledge of our product line and the challenges we face. I.
Cons: I am involved in every aspect of new product development and the product life cycle with no true authority to accomplish necessary tasks. It can be very political to get buy in from cross-functional teams when they have their own goals to accomplish. Each department is not always aligned with what is best for the product line as a whole rather than the individual or department.

Associate Product Manager in Milwaukee:
"Great place to learn."
Pros: My job is flexible and I am able to make a number of decisions without much management. I am able to participate in many facets of the business, allowing me to gain invaluable experience.
Cons:

Associate Product Manager in Seattle:
"A Lot Of Project Management And Organization."
Pros: The creative and strategic aspect.
Cons: Project management and chasing people down to get work done.

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Key Stats for Associate Product Manager

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Associate Product Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Associate Product Manager Salaries


Agile
up arrow 10%

User Interface Design
up arrow 9%


Product Management
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National Average
$66,000


Strategic Marketing
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Production Management
up arrow 4%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Product Support
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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