Annual Survey Shows Average Product Management Salaries Stable in Down Economy

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Despite continued economic issues, average product management salaries have not been negatively impacted, according to Pragmatic Marketing's 2008-2009 Annual Product Management and Marketing Survey.

Despite the current economic climate, the average annual salary for technology product managers continues to be above $100,000 for the second year in a row. But average bonuses are down slightly from last year's results.

Pragmatic Marketing's 2008-2009 Annual Product Management Survey ( shows a very slight increase in salary over 2007-2008 (from $100,259 to $100,341) but does show a small drop in average bonus (from $14,799 to $12,467).

"It seems that many companies continue to see the value of product management and product marketing, even in a down economy", said Steve Johnson, author of The Strategic Role of Product Management e-book ( and the blog (

The survey also looked at a typical "day-in-the-life" of a product manager. From how many meetings are attended, to how many e-mail messages are sent and received, to how many hours per week are spent working with Development, Sales and Marketing Communications departments.

Results of the survey will be reviewed in a free webinar on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time). Register to attend at

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Pragmatic Marketing provides training seminars, onsite workshops, consulting services and an online resource center for technology product managers, product marketers and the executives who lead them.

Over 60,000 product management and marketing professionals at 4,500 companies in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and South Africa have been trained with the Pragmatic Marketing Framework, a practical, market-driven approach to creating and delivering technology products. More than 10,000 have become Pragmatic Marketing Certified, the world's leading product management certification program.

Creators of the best-selling book Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs, Pragmatic Marketing has been recognized three times by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest growing private companies (2000, 2007, 2008) and named a Comerica Bank Arizona Company to Watch in 2008.

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