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Senior Product Management Director Salary

Pay for Senior Product Management Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $151K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Product Management Directors bottoms out near $123K and approaches $214K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $40K from bonuses and almost $23K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Product Management Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Most Senior Product Management Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$113,256 - $186,100
MEDIAN: $151,453

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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.
$113,256 - $186,100  
$7,911 - $39,819  
Profit Sharing
$3,915 - $22,935  
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).
$122,665 - $213,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389

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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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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director

Survey results show that Senior Product Management Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. Most people familiar with 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.

Annually raking in $140K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Product Management Directors make a median salary of $176K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $171K.

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 (+10 percent), Santa Clara (+10 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (7 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries

Product Management
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Business Strategy
up arrow 4%

Product Marketing
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Product Development

Production Management

National Average

up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 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%