The average Senior Product Management Director in the United States earns approximately $158K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Product Management Directors bottoms out near $130K and approaches $224K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $41K from bonuses and almost $21K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and nearly all get vision plans, too. Most Senior Product Management Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Product Management Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$122,176 - $199,837
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MEDIAN: $157,506
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$122,176 - $199,837  
   
Bonus
$9,919 - $40,659  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $20,511  
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$130,129 - $224,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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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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Senior Product Management Directors who go on to become VPs of Product Management may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a VP of Product Management, an upper-level role, pays $179K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director


Senior Product Management Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Product Management, Project Management, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management, Production Management, and Business Strategy. 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.


For many Senior Product Management Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $129K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $172K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Product Management Directors make a median salary of $183K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $188K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,752

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

Palo Alto offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Product Management Directors, 26 percent above the national average. Senior Product Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+23 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. On the whole, employers pay 8 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Dallas and Chicago.

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Key Stats for Senior Product Management Director

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries



National Average
$179,000



Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries



Project Management
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National Average
$179,000


Business Strategy
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Production Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
vision benefits
Vision: 91%
dental benefits
None: %
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