Entry-Level Product Manager, Software Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Software Product Managers have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $80,524 per year. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Software Product Managers range from $50,395 on the low end to $109,948 on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $15,100 and profit sharing that approaches $14,950, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $34K. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; the vast majority people have both medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Most Entry-Level Software Product Managers are men (74 percent). Most Entry-Level Software Product Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Entry-Level Product Manager, Software Salary (?
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$50,395 - $109,948
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MEDIAN: $77,631
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Entry-Level Product Manager, Software Salary (?
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$14.68 - $58.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,395 - $109,948  
   
Bonus
$976 - $15,100  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $14,950  
Commission
$4,865 - $34,255  
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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$51,217 - $117,632  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,987
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $58.00  
   
Overtime
$27.47 - $78.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$976 - $15,100  
   
Commission
$4,865 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $14,950  
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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$51,217 - $117,632  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay Difference By Location

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Entry-Level Software Product Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Entry-Level Software Product Managers will also find cushy salaries in Mountain View (+27 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and New York (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Portland earn less than others in this profession; their -9 percent and -7 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Product Manager, Software Salaries

Agile
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Product Development
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User Interface Design
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Business Analysis
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Project Management
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National Average
$81,000
SQL
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Scrum
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HTML
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 439 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%
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