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Senior Product Management Director Salary

Earnings for Senior Product Management Directors in the United States come in at around $149K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $40K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Senior Product Management Directors spread between $121K and $213K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Senior Product Management Directors is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$110,448 - $183,956
MEDIAN: $149,311

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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.
$110,448 - $183,956  
$7,892 - $39,937  
Profit Sharing
$3,880 - $23,077  
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).
$120,749 - $212,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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

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

Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $140K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Product Management Directors make a median salary of $174K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $169K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Senior Product Management Directors in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Product Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), Santa Clara (+5 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in New York.

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Experience Affects Senior Product Management Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Product Management Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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Product Management
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Product Marketing
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Production Management
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Product Development

National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%