What does a Technical Product Manager do?

Technical product managers use their extensive technical backgrounds to assist engineering teams at an organization. They uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements, working with internal teams including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance team members, and operations. They ensure requirements are fully understood and that the implementation plans match initial expectations.

Technical product managers must understand, research, and follow trends in the industry and assess emerging products and companies to measure them for potential value or threat to the company and its products. They follow competitors and conduct capability analyses regularly and provide internal and customer training on using products. They answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities and assess and address technical risks. Technical product managers need a degree in business, engineering, computer science, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Technical Product Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$123,365 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$88K
Median: $123K
$173K
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Technical Product Manager Career Path

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Technical Product Manager Insights

Read what Technical Product Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
GEGE
Senior Technical Product Manager
Jul 24, 2019

“Limited Growth: to grow in your career especially in India almost impossible as there are so many people”

GE AviationGE Aviation
Senior Staff Technical Product Manager
Oct 11, 2021

“Good opportunities when the economy is good.”

Global RelayGlobal Relay
Technical Product Manager
Jan 9, 2021

“If one enjoys technology there is definitely lots of scale and technically challenging problems to solve however career growth may be a challenge.”

Global RelayGlobal Relay
Technical Product Manager
Jan 9, 2021

“If one enjoys technology there is definitely lots of scale and technically challenging problems to solve however career growth may be a challenge.”

TurkcellTurkcell
Senior Technical Product Manager
May 12, 2021

“Good salary compared to competitors”

PKPK
Technical Product Manager
Sep 21, 2020

“Good Pay for an Independent W2 Contractor”

Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
Technical Product Manager
Dec 18, 2020

“good pay in good years”

TellermateTellermate
Technical Product Manager
Apr 24, 2020

“Good place to work with good co”

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The most common qualifications to become a technical product manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.