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Subject: Salary data - Associate Product Manager
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: elise3511-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 12 Jun 2006 06:46 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2006 06:46 PDT
Question ID: 737442
I need evidence that the appropriate salary for an Assoc. Product
Manager in the IT/ Telecom industry with 1-2 years of experience is
over $50k. This is for a position located in Washington DC.

Data for the position "Product Manager" is also acceptable if it takes
into account experience of only 1-2 years.

Request for Question Clarification by answerguru-ga on 12 Jun 2006 07:45 PDT
Hello elise3511-ga,

Is the 1-2 years of experience within the "Assoc. Product Manager"
role? How many years IT experience does this individual have outside
this role?

I have already completed the research relating to your request, but
just need this additional information to tailor my findings


Clarification of Question by elise3511-ga on 12 Jun 2006 11:53 PDT
The 1-2 years experience is as an Assoc. PM, so same role. That was
the first job out of college but internships in college were relevant.

Request for Question Clarification by answerguru-ga on 17 Jun 2006 12:44 PDT
Hi again,

The two closest job descriptions were these:

"Web Product Manager I (Internet and New Media)
Develops product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategies. Also,
coordinates products throughout their lifecycle, from strategic
definition to end-of-life planning. Requires an advanced degree with
3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar
with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular
field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and
accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general
supervision; typically reports to a senior product manager. A certain
degree of creativity and latitude is required. "

"Associate Producer - Web (Internet and New Media)
Implements the assigned areas of a program. Coordinates schedules with
internal and external participants. Oversees the financial
expenditures on certain aspects of the program. Requires a bachelor's
degree. May be expected to have an advanced degree in a related area
with at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures
within a particular field. Relies on general guidelines to perform the
functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job
functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.
Typically reports to a producer."

The second is a bit of a stretch, but let me know which one (if any)
apply to the position at hand. If it is the first one, note that the
salary data is considerably over $50K (it's actually in the upper
60's) so you may be able to make your case on that alone.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Clarification of Question by elise3511-ga on 19 Jun 2006 09:31 PDT
Yeah, I found the same stuff earlier. I was hoping there were better
sources I was missing but perhaps there's not. Neither one is what I
was hoping for but the data may just not exist
Subject: Re: Salary data - Associate Product Manager
Answered By: czh-ga on 19 Jun 2006 14:35 PDT
Hello elise3511-ga,

I?ve found lots of salary survey information for you but it?s
difficult to say which surveys would be applicable because salaries
vary tremendously depending on the size of the company, the industry
segment, location and many other factors. I believe the surveys I?ve
found justify your conclusion that an Associate Product Manager in the
IT/telecom industry in Washington, DC with 1-2 years experience can
expect to get paid over $50,000. The salary surveys for
similar/equivalent positions I?ve listed below seem to indicate the
range should be $50,000 - $55,000.

In addition to the salary surveys I?ve also included some additional
resources that should help you with evaluating general salary trends
by geography and industry.

Please don?t hesitate to ask for clarification if you need help with
the resources I?ve provided.

Wishing you well for your career.

~ czh ~

IMPORTANT: Your pay can be dramatically affected by compensable
factors such as employer size, industry, employee credentials, years
of experience and others.
Location 	Washington, DC 
Job category 	Telecommunications 
Select the job title whose description is closest to yours

The median expected salary for a typical Engineer I in Washington, DC, is $55,749.

The median expected salary for a typical Telecommunications Engineer I
in Washington, DC, is $55,230.

Location 	Washington, DC 
Job category 	IT -- All 
Select the job title whose description is closest to yours

The median expected salary for a typical Business Development
Associate in Washington, DC, is $54,652.

The median expected salary for a typical Inside Technical Sales in
Washington, DC, is $53,376.

The median expected salary for a typical Software Engineer I in
Washington, DC, is $55,494.

The median expected salary for a typical Software Support Engineer I
in Washington, DC, is $50,893.

First-level product manager
Annual base pay 2004 -- $54,900
Annual target total cash compensation 2004 -- $ 57,400

Telecom Product Manager to $60-80k 
Telecom Product Manager

Manage telephony services product category at our client site.

Minimum 4 year college degree required. 5-7 years in a product
manager, product research, or product support role required.

Smaller Wireless Firms Drive Telecommunications Hiring

Increasing demand for wireless and other new communication
technologies is causing a ripple of demand for telecommunications

Most of the new positions are being created at smaller wireless,
Internet telephony and cable telephony companies, which have been
adding executives and senior professionals on a small scale for the
past three to six months.

Open Positions
Companies are hiring marketing-and-sales managers and sales
professionals. Verizon, for example, plans to add 300 new positions in
sales and marketing -- mostly senior sales professionals -- in the
metro Washington, D.C., area, according to a spokeswoman. The company
also is creating sales positions throughout New England.

Telecom product managers also are in demand, with jobs being created
for senior project managers, senior content managers, and directors of
platform development. These jobs are more narrowly focused than
executive positions of the past due to product and customer
segmentation. Rather than being assigned broad portfolios, these
executives are responsible for narrower, more specialized niches.


Product Manager 
Essentially, product managers make the product happen. Product
managers determine what service or product they'll sell to the end
user, then help develop it, be it wireless service, DSL, caller ID, or
voicemail. On the manufacturing side, they need to understand the
technology. This position generally requires an MBA or similar
experience with another company, preferably in networking or data
communications. Salary range: $60,000 to $125,000.

Telecom Occupation Surveys
Telecom & Wireless Salary Surveys - Compensation & Benefits

Sprint Corporation, Account Manager (St. Louis, MO)
$50,000 plus benefits and moving expenses, with 10% incentive plan and
a 5% annual raise. 4 weeks of PTO/vacation..
These are 138 employers with employee surveys or extended Gold
Snapshots in the Telecom & Wireless industry (30 are displayed per
page). [Available to Gold Members]

2006 InfoWorld Compensation Survey: IT salaries are back on track and headed north 

Salaries are climbing, but long hours, outsourcing, and a slew of
contract jobs continue to fuel job security anxiety
June 12, 2006

Higher Starting Salaries, Better Compensation Packages and More Flex
Time in 2006, According to New Hiring Trends Survey by and America Online

CHICAGO and DULLES, December 29, 2005 - Planning to add a new job or
better paycheck to your list of New Year?s resolutions? This may be
the year to cash in on a bigger, better deal, according to a study of
more than 1,300 hiring managers nationwide by and
America Online. The survey, titled "Key Hiring Trends to Watch in
2006," reveals that companies plan to offer higher starting salaries
for new employees, raise compensation levels for existing employees
and provide more flexible work arrangements. The survey also provides
insights on the skills companies say will be most critical to their
businesses in the coming year and their plans to shorten hiring
cycles, diversify their staffs and rehire retirees.


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