Product Management Director Salary

Product Management Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $136K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Product Management Directors, total cash compensation ranges from $100K on the lower end to $187K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $30K and profit sharing that approaches $20K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $58K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Product Management Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Product Management Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,684 - $171,281
$97K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,749
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$10.85 - $74.50
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MEDIAN: $15.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$96,684 - $171,281  
   
Bonus
$4,990 - $30,175  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$99,936 - $187,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,059
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $74.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$14.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,990 - $30,175  
   
Commission
$1,030 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$99,936 - $187,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Advancing into a VP of Product Management role seems to be a popular career move for Product Management Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $180K per year. A Product Management Director often moves on to become a Senior Product Management Director or a Marketing VP.

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Popular Skills for Product Management Director


Product Management Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Product Management, Strategy, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management, Product Marketing, and Program Management. Those familiar with Business Strategy also tend to 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: $148,216

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

San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Product Management Directors, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. In Boulder, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Denver (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Product Management Director

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Product Management Director Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$148,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Product Management Director Salaries



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Business Strategy
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Strategic Planning
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

Requirements Analysis
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National Average
$148,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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