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Associate Product Manager Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than two-thirds of Associate Product Managers have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $59K annually. Overall cash earnings for Associate Product Managers vary widely between $41K and $87K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all workers, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Men working as Associate Product Managers just barely outnumber women at 52 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale 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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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,874 - $82,846  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $27.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Associate Product Managers. Many move into a Senior Product Manager role where pay averages at $122K per year. A common career progression for an Associate Product Manager is to become a Product Manager or a Product Marketing Manager. Compared to Associate Product Managers, the first group earns $15K more on average, and the second group earns $27K more.

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Popular Skills for Associate Product Manager

Survey results imply that Associate Product Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis and Market Research. Those familiar with Product Development also tend to 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. Associate Product Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $72K on average. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a strong majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 1 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Associate Product Managers, busy Irvine offers a higher-than-average 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. Associate Product Managers in Portland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 26 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Madison and Milwaukee earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 16 percent less, respectively).

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
up arrow 5%
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%