Associate Product Manager Salary (United States)

Around three in four of Associate Product Managers report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $60,523 annually on average. The top of the range reaches $87,366 per year, and the bottom approaches $41,157. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all employees, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Associate Product Managers making up 52 percent of workers. Job satisfaction for Associate Product Managers is high. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Associate Product Manager Salary (?
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$40,874 - $82,846
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MEDIAN: $58,705
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Associate Product Manager Salary (?
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$12.37 - $27.60
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National Salary Data

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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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More often than not, Associate Product Managers can expect a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Senior Product Manager can offer an extra $61K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. 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

Survey results imply that Associate Product Managers deploy a deep pool 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Market Research. 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, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $59K range but grow to $68K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $71K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Associate Product Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—the greater part of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Associate Product Managers in Irvine enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Mountain View, Seattle, Boston, and Minneapolis are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Associate Product Managers earning around 40 percent, 19 percent, 16 percent, and 13 percent more than average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Associate Product Managers in Portland earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Workers in Madison and Milwaukee earn less than others in this profession; their -19 percent and -16 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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