Senior Product Management Director Salary

Median pay for Senior Product Management Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $151K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Product Management Directors stretch from $121K on the lower end to $211K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $39K from bonuses and $23K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision insurance. Most Senior Product Management Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Senior Product Management Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$112,024 - $185,486
MEDIAN: $151,478

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National Salary 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.
$112,024 - $185,486  
$7,149 - $38,997  
Profit Sharing
$3,933 - $22,870  
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).
$121,353 - $211,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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

Senior Product Management Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Business Strategy, Product Marketing, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. It is often found that people who know Product Development are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Product Management Director

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $140K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $161K. Senior Product Management Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $175K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $171K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Product Management Directors, 21 percent higher than the national average. 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 Seattle (+2 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries

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Production Management

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.


22 %
78 %

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%