Senior Product Management Director Salary

Average Senior Product Management Directors in the United States make around $153K annually. With some bonuses approaching $41K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Senior Product Management Directors spread between $124K and $217K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Senior Product Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Product Management Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,787 - $188,833
MEDIAN: $153,106

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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.
$115,787 - $188,833  
$7,971 - $40,670  
Profit Sharing
$2,042 - $22,558  
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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).
$123,781 - $217,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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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.

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Many Senior Product Management Directors transition into upper-level roles like VP of Product Development. However, VPs of Product Development do report a slightly lower median income of $152K per year.

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Popular Skills for

Senior Product Management Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Product Marketing, Strategy, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Product Development also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $138K per year. Senior Product Management Directors bring in $177K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $174K.

Pay Difference by Location

Senior Product Management Directors will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Senior Product Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+14 percent), Boston (+5 percent), San Francisco (+4 percent), and Austin (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Phoenix (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Product Management
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Product Marketing
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Business Strategy


National Average

Product Development
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Project Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
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Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.


21 %
79 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%