VPs of Product Management in the United States pull down an average of $162K annually. Total cash compensation for VPs of Product Management runs from $120K to $240K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $50K and profit sharing that can reach almost $25K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Male VPs of Product Management are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, VPs of Product Management enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$106,392 - $203,745
MEDIAN: $161,505

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$106,392 - $203,745  
$10,057 - $49,858  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $24,632  
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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).
$120,070 - $239,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Product Management

The vice president of product management is typically a member of the organization's management team who manages the product development team. Their main objective is to work with project and product managers to ensure products meet the need of the organization's customers. The vice president of product management is responsible for developing project plans, creating master project schedules, scheduling the product delivery process and milestones, assisting the product development team with any development issues, and ensuring release schedules are met. Additionally the vice president of product management is responsible for creating quality control plans.


Vice President (VP), Product Management Tasks

  • Manage product lifecycle for a portfolio of projects.
  • Research and respond to market trends.
  • Train and support new products and their sales and manufacturing teams.
  • Track and report on risks, product evaluations and strategy decisions.
  • Lead design and testing of new products, determining which projects should continue.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Product Management

VPs of Product Management seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Strategy, Product Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Data Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Market Research and Production Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Product Development are, more often than not, also skilled in Product Marketing and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Product Management

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

VPs of Product Management who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $120K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. On average, VPs of Product Management make $192K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $204K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $184,085

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For VPs of Product Management, busy Mountain View offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. VPs of Product Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). VPs of Product Management' salaries are heavily influenced by location — VPs of Product Management in Salt Lake City bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Austin and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Product Management Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Product Management Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Product Marketing
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Business Strategy
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Strategic Marketing
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Software as a Service (SaaS)
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People Management
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National Average

Product Development
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Project Management
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Requirements Analysis
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Production Management
up arrow 10%

Market Research
up arrow 24%

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.


23 %
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%