Senior Product Management Director Salary

Senior Product Management Directors in the United States pull down an average of $152K annually. With some bonuses approaching $39K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Senior Product Management Directors spread between $121K and $211K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most Senior Product Management Directors survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$112,371 - $185,400

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$112,371 - $185,400  
$7,149 - $38,546  
Profit Sharing
$3,775 - $22,743  
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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).
$120,861 - $210,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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Job Description for Senior Product Management Director

A senior product management director provides focus for the development, marketing, sales, and improvement of a product. Since this is an advanced position, it may require managing others and supervisorial experience.


Senior Product Management Director Tasks

  • Provide analytical and technical feedback for internal departments and executive management.
  • Coordinate with engineer teams to design and build products.
  • Develop, design, and implement the product and market strategy.
  • Generate and capitalize on strategic opportunities for further growth.

Common Career Paths for Senior Product Management Director

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Senior Product Management Directors often transition into a VP of Product Development position. VPs of Product Development report a slightly lower median income of $151K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director

Survey results suggest that Senior Product Management Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Product Marketing, Business Strategy, and Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. Most people who know Product Development also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Management Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $139K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $164K. Senior Product Management Directors bring in $175K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $172K.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Senior Product Management Directors that is 21 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Product Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+11 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), Santa Clara (+4 percent), and Denver (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Dallas (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries

Product Marketing
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Production Management


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Product Development
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.


23 %
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%