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

The average Product Manager of Software earns approximately $78K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Product Managers of Software range from $51K near the bottom to $118K near the top, where some exceptional performers can get $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing, plus, in very few cases, commissions exceeding $34K. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Product Managers of Software are men (74 percent). The majority of Entry-Level Product Managers of Software claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
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  
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Mountain View
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Washington
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$81,000
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San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Product Managers of Software, 42 percent higher than the national average. Other big spenders include Mountain View, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Product Managers of Software see paychecks higher than average (+27 percent, +14 percent, +10 percent, and +6 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Portland (7 percent lower).
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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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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 439 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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