Senior Product Management Director Salary

Senior Product Management Directors in the United States can expect wages of $154K annually on average. In the world of Senior Product Management Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $126K and $220K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $43K and $23K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. 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. Job satisfaction for Senior Product Management Directors is high. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$115,645 - $190,430
MEDIAN: $153,529

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National Salary Data (?
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$115,645 - $190,430  
$9,724 - $43,145  
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).
$125,790 - $219,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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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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 $151K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director

Senior Product Management Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Product Management, Product Development, and Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and Production Management. Most people experienced in 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 $138K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $170K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $180K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $175K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $174,076

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

California is a land of opportunity for Senior Product Management Directors. The state is home to the top three paying cities in the field, with Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Diego all offering salaries above the national rate. Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (6 percent less) and Atlanta (5 percent less).

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 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%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 2%