Associate Product Manager Salary

Average Associate Product Managers in the United States make around $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Associate Product Managers approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Women Associate Product Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Associate Product Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$47,310 - $91,999
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,608
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$12.60 - $35.03
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$0$98K
Salary $47,310 - $91,999
Bonus $987 - $10,423
Profit Sharing $511 - $15,893
Commission $8,500
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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$47,081 - $98,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,009
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $35.03
Overtime $18.75 - $67.72
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $987 - $10,423
Commission $8,500
Profit Sharing $511 - $15,893
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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$47,081 - $98,228
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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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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Advancing into a Senior Product Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Associate Product Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $125K per year. Career advancement for the typical Associate Product Manager often leads to becoming a Product Manager or a Product Marketing Manager; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Product Manager


Workday, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $95K.

Popular Skills for Associate Product Manager


Associate Product Managers report using a deep pool 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 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Production Management, Product Support, and Marketing Communications. Most people who know Product Development also know Product Marketing and Market Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Product Manager

Pay by Experience for an Associate Product Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Product Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 877 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Product Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Associate Product Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 39 salaries. An Associate Product Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,311

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Associate Product Managers, busy Irvine offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Associate Product Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Austin (+10 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Portland (+7 percent). Compared to the national average, Denver Associate Product Managers have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Charlotte and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, 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 Webster:
"I love it but feel it's time to grow."
Pros: I love being around people an can resolve most situations with ease calmly and knowledge. With ev1 leaving with a smile. I love fast pass work and challenge so to fight to make bonus with fellow management is a motivation for me. Other then financially needing to grow I'm happy but am up for any challenge!
Cons: Fast food industry is tough business. With minimal pay you end up with minimal workers which in turn falls on management that now are working 2-3 jobs just to make it happen and get through the the shift by any means the best way possible and isn't even acknowledged. I put my all in everything. It's nice to hear it instead of only what's not right for corporate. Some of us take pride in our stores and do whatever it takes and sometimes there's a lil thing I call breaking bread.

Associate Product Manager in New York:
"Fast paced, creative, corporate culture, flexibility."
Pros:
Cons:

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 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Associate Product Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$67,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Product Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 8%
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