Product Owner Statistics in the US

The average employee age for product owners is 39 years. The product owner workforce reached a whopping 5,799 in 2020!

Among product owners, we discovered that 32.7% of them are women, while 60.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among product owners is White, which makes up 73.1% of all product owners. Comparatively, there are 10.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.0% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of product owners are located in NY, New York and TX, Austin.

Product owners are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, product owners are more likely to find a job in the technology industry. Looking at product owner statistics, we found was that New York, California, Virginia, Kansas and Washington are where product owners find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about product owner demographics? We analyzed 2,148 product owners resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Product Owner Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as product owners. Keep reading to find out what the results for product owners were.

Product Owner Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among product owners is White, which makes up 73.1% of all product owners. Comparatively, there are 10.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.9%
  • Asian, 9.0%
  • Black or African American, 4.5%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Product Owners

The chart below shows that 28.1% of product owners speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.8% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 10.5%.

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  • Spanish, 28.1%
  • French, 15.8%
  • Portuguese, 10.5%
  • German, 10.5%
  • Italian, 8.8%
  • Other, 26.3%

Most Common Degree for Product Owner

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for product owners. The most common degree for product owners is bachelor's degree. In fact, 63% of product owners earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 21% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 63%
  • Masters degree, 21%
  • Associate degree, 5%
  • Diploma degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Product Owner Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among product owners.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Product Owner Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the product owner position over time.


Product Owner Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of product owners changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of product owners based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Product Owner

By looking over 2,148 product owners resumes, we figured out that the average product owner enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Product Owner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of product owner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of product owners is 40+ years old, which represents 43% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Product Owners with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, sales superintendent and director of sales engineering have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Catering Sales Manager21%76%
Media Traffic Manager21%74%
Director Of Admissions And Marketing21%75%
Product Owner61%33%
Route Sales Manager89%8%
Director Of Sales Engineering90%7%
Sales Superintendent91%5%
Sales Superintendent
Director Of Sales Engineering
Route Sales Manager
Product Owner
Director Of Admissions And Marketing
Media Traffic Manager
Catering Sales Manager

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Product Owners with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to product owners.

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Job Titleascdesc
Product Owner12.91%
Engineering Coordinator15.08%
Director Of Corporate Relations16.93%
Assistant Vice President18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Agency Manager25.47%
Director Of Residential Services29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Product Owner?

Male Income
Female Income

Product Owner Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Product Owner Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$104,261
Master's Degree$117,450

Product Owner Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do Product Owners Earn The Most?

The map here shows where product owners earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Product Owners Located?

By looking through more than 2,148 resumes, we found that the most popular places for product owners are NY, New York and TX, Austin.

Number of Product Owners

Where Are Product Owners In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country product owners are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Product Owner Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ product owners. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most product owners is the technology industry.

What Percentage Of Product Owner Jobs Are Remote?

2.5% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

97.5% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire product owners.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Product Owner Work In

Employees with the product owner job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most product owners prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ product owners. Those industries include technology, finance and manufacturing.

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