Senior Product Management Director Salary

Earnings for Senior Product Management Directors in the United States come in at around $155K per year on average. Cash earnings for Senior Product Management Directors — which occasionally include more than $41K from bonuses and more than $38K from profit sharing — stretch from around $130K to approximately $224K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly all get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Senior Product Management Directors survey respondents are men (77 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$124,387 - $200,224
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MEDIAN: $154,971
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$124,387 - $200,224  
   
Bonus
$9,902 - $40,689  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $37,500  
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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).
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$129,879 - $224,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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.

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Senior Product Management Director Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Product Management Director


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Many Senior Product Management Directors move into a VP of Product Management role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. VPs of Product Management on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Product Management Directors.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Product Management, Project Management, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management, Production Management, and Business Strategy. Those educated in Product Development tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Management Director

Pay by Experience for a Senior Product Management Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Product Management Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $170,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Senior Product Management Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $184,000 based on 165 salaries. A Senior 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 $192,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,199

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

Palo Alto is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Product Management Directors, 26 percent higher than the national average. Senior Product Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+23 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Boston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Senior Product Management Director

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$178,000

▼4%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries



Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$178,000


Business Strategy
▼3%

Strategy
▼3%

Production Management
▼6%

People Management
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
no benefits
None: %
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