The average Senior Product Management Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $157K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Product Management Directors approaches anywhere from $134K on the lower end to $221K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $41K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and nearly all get vision coverage. 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 data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$126,042 - $197,497
MEDIAN: $157,167

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$126,042 - $197,497  
$10,174 - $40,620  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,727  
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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).
$134,007 - $220,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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

  • 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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As Senior Product Management Directors transition into upper-level roles like VPs of Product Management, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. VPs of Product Management earn the same amount as Senior Product Management Directors on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director

Senior Product Management Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. The majority of those who know 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.

Senior Product Management Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $139K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Senior Product Management Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $181K. As Senior Product Management Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $188K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,305

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

Senior Product Management Directors in search of above-average pay will head to California: In particular, Senior Product Management Directors in Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco are the best-paid American cities for Senior Product Management Directors, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers in Dallas and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 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 23 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 97%
medical benefits
Vision: 90%
dental benefits
None: %