Associate Product Manager Salary (United States)

About three-quarters of Associate Product Managers are still navigating the early stages of their careers and report less than five years' experience. The workforce as a whole reports a median income in the neighborhood of $60,523 per year. Pay begins at $41,157 on the low end and climbs to $87,366 per year near the top. Overall cash allowance—including $9,666 bonuses and $9,524 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $40,874 and $82,846. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; nearly all receive both medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. Male Associate Product Managers are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 52 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Associate Product Managers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,874 - $82,846
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Salary
$40,874 - $82,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,666  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,524  
Total Pay (?
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$41,157 - $87,366  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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$12.37 - $27.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.66  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,666  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,524  
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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$41,157 - $87,366  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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
  • Develop pricing strategies to maximize the firm's profits and market share.
  • Oversee product development and monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
  • Determine the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors.

Common Career Paths for Associate Product Manager

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Oftentimes, Associate Product Managers' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Product Manager usually get paid an extra $61K per year. Associate Product Managers typically move into roles as Product Managers or Product Marketing Managers, where they can expect an extra $14,777 or $27K per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Product Manager

Associate Product Managers report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Product Management, Business Analysis, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 31 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Market Research. The majority of those who know Product Development also know 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, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Salaries start at $59K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $71K after one to two decades. Associate Product Managers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 5 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Associate Product Managers, working in the bustling city of Irvine has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Mountain View, Seattle, Boston, and Minneapolis, where Associate Product Managers annually earn 40 percent, 19 percent, 16 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. One of the biggest compensable factors for Associate Product Managers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Employers pay around -19 percent in Madison and -16 percent in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Associate Product Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Associate Product Manager?
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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Experience Affects Associate Product Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Associate Product Manager Salaries

Product Management
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Business Analysis
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Production Management
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Product Support
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Marketing Communications
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Product Marketing
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Market Analysis
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National Average
$61,000
Market Research
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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