Senior Product Management Director Salary

For Senior Product Management Directors, yearly average wages total $152K annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Product Management Directors range from $121K on the low end to $211K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $39K and $23K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Most Senior Product Management Directors survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$112,787 - $185,442
MEDIAN: $151,591

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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.
$112,787 - $185,442  
$7,149 - $38,997  
Profit Sharing
$3,748 - $22,806  
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).
$121,346 - $211,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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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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Many Senior Product Management Directors transition into upper-level roles like VP of Product Development. However, VPs of Product Development do report a slightly lower median income of $151K per year.

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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 Management, Product Marketing, Business Strategy, and Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Those familiar with Product Development also tend to 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.

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $139K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $164K. Senior Product Management Directors bring in $175K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $172K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Senior Product Management Directors, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Product Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+11 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), Santa Clara (+4 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Dallas (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Production Management


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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.


23 %
77 %

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%