Average Product Line Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Product Line Manager is $92,428.
MEDIAN $92,428
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$54k - $139k
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$900 - $20k
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$50k - $152k

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Job Description for Product Line Manager

Product Line Manager Tasks
  • Manage the development cycle for new products, from conceptualization to product launch.
  • Provide marketing with information for promoting products, and assist with the development of the marketing strategy.
  • Monitor and analyze market trends and competitors to make sure products stay competitive.
  • Work with management to develop long term product development and sales strategies for the company.
  • Carry out research to determine customer needs and expectations in order to develop new products.

Popular Employer Salaries for Product Line Manager

The top respondents for the job title Product Line Manager are from the companies Corning Incorporated, Cargill and Intel Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Vmware, Inc. where the average pay is $186,701. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and COMMSCOPE, Inc., earning around $121,000 and $112,500, respectively. Nordson Corporation pays the lowest at around $85,000. Nike, Inc. and Cargill also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,474 and $90,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Product Line Manager

Skills in Product Management, Product Development, Product Marketing and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Line Manager

An entry-level Product Line Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,985 based on 52 salaries. An early career Product Line Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,931 based on 260 salaries. A mid-career Product Line Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,809 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Product Line Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,273 based on 237 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,612.
Employees with Product Line Manager in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 48.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (8.4% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.3% less).

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