Senior Product Management Director Salary

Pay for Senior Product Management Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $154K per year. Total cash compensation for Senior Product Management Directors runs from $126K to $220K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $43K and profit sharing that can reach almost $23K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. Most Senior Product Management Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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  
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).
$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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Senior Product Management Directors who take on a higher-level position such as VP of Product Development may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as VPs of Product Development on average bring home $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 Marketing, Product Management, Product Development, and Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $138K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $170K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Product Management Directors make a median salary of $180K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $175K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $174,076

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

Senior Product Management Directors in Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Diego — the highest-paid cities for Senior Product Management Directors in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Chicago and 5 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries

Product Marketing
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Project Management
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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%