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How Much Does a Principal Product Manager Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$158,000
$125,000
$158,000
$199,000
The average principal product manager makes about $158,494 per year. That's $76.2 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $125,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $199,000. Many of principal product managers seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case principal product managers tend to work at technology, manufacturing, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia pay principal product managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$165,771
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Where Principal Product Managers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where principal product managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Principal Product Managers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a principal product manager is roughly $158,494 per year, which boils down to $76.2 per hour. Interestingly enough, principal product managers have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $184,263 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $115,000. Additionally, principal product managers make more than the average salary in Roseville, MN, Seattle, WA, Boulder, CO, New York, NY, and Ashburn, VA. On a more broad level, principal product manager salaries are highest in Minnesota, Washington, West Virginia, California, Rhode Island, Montana, and Kansas. On the contrary, Iowa, Alaska, and Florida offer the lowest principal product manager salaries.
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range143k - 235k$184k$184,263

Roseville, MN

Salary Range138k - 202k$167k$167,295

Seattle, WA

Salary Range139k - 196k$166k$165,771

Boulder, CO

Salary Range114k - 191k$148k$148,190

New York, NY

Salary Range112k - 180k$143k$142,756

Ashburn, VA

Salary Range109k - 174k$138k$138,417

Round Rock, TX

Salary Range98k - 188k$136k$136,110

Jersey City, NJ

Salary Range107k - 171k$136k$135,810

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range100k - 178k$134k$134,212

Washington, DC

Salary Range100k - 159k$127k$126,737
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High Paying Principal Product Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay Principal Product Managers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a principal product manager, being employed by a company such as Northrop Grumman or Microsoft would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Adobe and Oracle also report highly competitive salaries for principal product managers.
Company
Average Salary
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range185k - 219k$202k$201,799
Microsoft
Salary Range185k - 215k$200k$199,703
Adobe
Salary Range184k - 212k$198k$197,912
Oracle
Salary Range183k - 210k$196k$196,415
Dell
Salary Range182k - 208k$195k$195,280
Symantec
Salary Range181k - 206k$194k$193,984
Salesforce
Salary Range180k - 204k$192k$191,756
LinkedIn
Salary Range176k - 201k$188k$188,443
Pure Storage
Salary Range175k - 201k$188k$187,829
Walmart
Salary Range172k - 203k$187k$187,324
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$219k

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    How Much Do Principal Product Managers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a principal product manager can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for principal product managers tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and retail companies. In fact, principal product managers can make a yearly salary of $187,804 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range172k - 205k$188k$187,804

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range152k - 179k$166k$165,726

    Retail

    Salary Range149k - 176k$162k$162,452

    Finance

    Salary Range136k - 170k$153k$152,591
    $136k
    $205k

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