Average Associate Product Managers in the United States make around $64K annually. In the world of Associate Product Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $96K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $14K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,272 - $90,774
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MEDIAN: $64,060
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$11.39 - $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,272 - $90,774  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $10,414  
Profit Sharing
$258.89 - $13,757  
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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$45,510 - $95,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 928
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,011 - $10,414  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$258.89 - $13,757  
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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$45,510 - $95,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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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. Typical career progression for an Associate Product Manager involves becoming a Product Manager or a Product Marketing Manager, roles that pay $11K more and $23K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Product Manager


Those at Workday, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $93K.

Popular Skills for Associate Product Manager


Associate Product Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Agile Software Development, Agile, Business Analysis, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Marketing Communications, Product Support, and Product Marketing. Most people familiar with 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $65K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $68K. On average, Associate Product Managers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Associate Product Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,600

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

Irvine is home to an above-average pay rate for Associate Product Managers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Associate Product Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Associate Product Managers often earn below-average salaries when they head to small cities. Specifically, Denver, Cleveland and Portland, all areas with populations short of a million, represent the three worst-paying cities for Associate Product Managers in the United States. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cleveland and Portland (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Associate Product Manager Reviews

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.

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
up arrow 14%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Associate Product Manager Salaries


Agile
up arrow 11%


User Interface Design
up arrow 8%

Product Management
0%

National Average
$66,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Market Analysis
up arrow 3%

Production Management
up arrow 3%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%

Market Research
up arrow 4%


Product Support
up arrow 6%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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