Product Manager

Before you can fall in love with a new product someone has to dream it up and work with a team to create it.

Overview

At its core, a product manager's job is to understand what consumers need and to develop products to meet those needs. That could mean creating new products or extending existing products. In either case, it means prioritizing needs, working with product development teams, setting product release deadlines, and often, leading cross-functionally by orchestrating the efforts of marketing teams, sales teams, PR, and other functions that will drive awareness of a new product. Product management responsibilities can vary greatly across industries. You'll find product management positions in everything from commercial food companies to home goods stores to software companies and beyond.

The education required to become a successful product manager can vary across industries but more times than not, companies are looking for college graduates with a design, marketing or technical degree. Strong product managers often have a business sense, technical mindset, eye for design and a knack for project management.

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Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Product Manager salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$100,000
$65k $130k
Washington DC
$91,000
$70k $120k
San Jose, CA
$116,500
$89k $143k
Seattle, WA
$110,000
$80k $121k
Tucson, AZ
$108,000
$92k $130k

Top Paying Companies

Product Manager salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Twitter

Salary
$150,938
Headquarters
San Francisco, CA
Size
3,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$750M+ (USD) per year

2. Google

Salary
$137,722
Headquarters
Mountain View, CA
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

3. Groupon

Salary
$135,850
Headquarters
Chicago, IL
Size
11,300+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$2B+ (USD) per year

4. Facebook

Salary
$134,360
Headquarters
Menlo Park, CA
Size
6,800+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$7B+ (USD) per year

5. Avid Technology

Salary
$133,054
Headquarters
Burlington, MA
Size
1,700+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$677M+ (USD) per year

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