Product Management Director Salary

Compensation for Product Management Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($135K). Overall incomes of Product Management Directors — including $30K bonuses, $23K profit sharing proceeds, and $58K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $99K and $186K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Product Management Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The majority of Product Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$94,467 - $171,572
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MEDIAN: $135,039
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$10.89 - $73.97
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$0$186K
Salary $94,467 - $171,572
Bonus $4,908 - $30,203
Profit Sharing $400.00 - $22,500
Commission $1,030 - $58,175
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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$98,950 - $186,152
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,088
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $10.89 - $73.97
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$186K
Bonus $4,908 - $30,203
Commission $1,030 - $58,175
Profit Sharing $400.00 - $22,500
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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$98,950 - $186,152
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Product Management Director

A product management director typically oversees a product's development from concept or the planning phase until completion, focusing on the quality of the finished product and the efficiency of the production process. A product management director may be assigned to oversee existing products in their improvement process or maintenance of their existing standards.

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Product Management Director Tasks

  • Oversee the creation of strategic plans to ensure the sale and profitability of new products, lines, and services.
  • This includes budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, returns-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
  • Evaluate financial aspects of product development.

Common Career Paths for Product Management Director


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Product Management Directors who move on to become VPs of Product Management may enjoy significant pay raises, as VPs of Product Management get paid an average of $180K per year. Product Management Directors typically move into roles as Senior Product Management Directors or Marketing VPs, and those positions pay $20K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Product Management Director


Survey results imply that Product Management Directors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Product Management, Strategy, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management, Product Marketing, and Program Management. Most people who know Business Strategy also know Leadership and Product Marketing.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Management Director

Pay by Experience for a Product Management Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Product Management Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Product Management Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 404 salaries. An experienced Product Management Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 651 salaries. A Product Management Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $159,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $146,918

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

For Product Management Directors, San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. Boulder ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (9 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

Product Management Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Product Management Director?

Product Management Director in Goshen:
"Project base. Self motivated. Team problem solver."
Pros: Freedom to research new products and product improvement. Working witn Sales, Engineering, Quality, and Purchasing. Knowing the department I am responsible for is an inportant aspect of the company. Being responsible for quantifying all incoming resins and compounded material testing.
Cons: Running into unique problem solving situation when working on research and develop projects and not having the time or resources to correctly address of fully trouble shoot issue. This is a rare occurance but does happen in research and development projects. Also when people are counting on you for the answer and you do not have the answer they are looking for.

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Key Stats for Product Management Director

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Product Management Director Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$147,000

▼3%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Product Management Director Salaries



▲2%

Business Strategy
▲1%

Strategic Planning
▲1%

People Management
▲1%

Requirements Analysis
▲1%

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National Average
$147,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 3%
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