December 2005

By Pragmatic Institute April 27, 2007


Product Management Roles & Salary
Industry Compensation Benchmark
Results for 2005

Each year Pragmatic Institute conducts a survey of product managers, marketing managers, and other marketing professionals. Our objective is to provide Pragmatic Institute clients with industry information about compensation as well as the most common responsibilities for product managers and other marketing professionals. 

The survey received almost 500 responses from technology marketing professionals.

Profile of a product manager

The average Product Manager is 36 years old; 
87% claim to be "somewhat" or "very" technical;
90% have completed college and 46% have completed a masters program; 
33% are female, 66% are male.

The typical product manager has responsibility for three products.

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