Senior Product Management Director Salary

Senior Product Management Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $151K annually. With some bonuses approaching $40K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Senior Product Management Directors spread between $122K and $213K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. 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. Job satisfaction for Senior Product Management Directors is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$111,115 - $185,353
MEDIAN: $151,399

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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.
$111,115 - $185,353  
$8,940 - $40,225  
Profit Sharing
$3,933 - $22,870  
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).
$121,607 - $213,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399

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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 move into VP of Product Development roles. VPs of Product Development seem to make a little less than Senior Product Management Directors as their salaries average out to $151K a year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Product Management Director

Senior Product Management Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Business Strategy, Product Marketing, and Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. For most people, competency in Product Development indicates knowledge of 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 $158K. Senior Product Management Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $176K. 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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Senior Product Management Directors in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Product Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+10 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), Santa Clara (+4 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (5 percent lower) and New York (4 percent lower).

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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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Product Marketing
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Production Management

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 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%