Product Manager Salaries at Amazon and Microsoft


We recently posted compensation data for Software Engineers at Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter. While we have far fewer data points on Product Managers than Engineers, we compiled the information we do have and wanted to share our findings. We hope that it spurs more product managers to anonymously share their compensation (regardless of company) as there clearly isn’t enough data yet to draw any significant conclusions.

What We Learned

Similar to what we did with engineers, we focused on Product Manager compensation at Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. We standardized the product manager levels to the best of our abilities to compare compensation across companies for each level (see the details below).

We have the most information from Microsoft employees. And though we only have a few data points from Amazon, it looks like PMs earn similar total amounts between Microsoft and Amazon.  Microsoft PMs, however, receive higher base salaries and Amazon gives larger cash and stock bonuses.

Median Annual Compensation Per Level

Median annual comp per level 20160609

Normalizing Levels Across Companies

The following table represents our attempt to normalize the PM levels across the four companies. We welcome any feedback or corrections to improve our analysis.

  Amazon Google Facebook Microsoft
Level 1 Level 4 APM PM3 Level 59 or 60
Level 2 Level 5 PM PM4 Level 61 or 62
Level 3 Level 6 Senior PM PM5 Level 63 or 64
Level 4 Level 7+ Group PM, Director PM6 and above Level 65, 66, or 67

The Data

Here’s the underlying data to the chart above. You can also view the raw data here.

Count Annual Comp (Median) Salary (Median) Expected Cash Bonus (Median) Annual Stock Bonus (Median) Signing bonus (Median)
Amazon
PM1 1 $95,000 $80,000 $15,000
PM2 3 $150,000 $115,500 $20,000 $20,000 $28,500
Senior PM 3 $170,000 $128,000 $20,000 $30,000 $50,000
Facebook
PM4 1 $167,500 $140,000 $27,500 $25,000
Google
APM 1 $149,000 $110,000 $19,000 $20,000 $5,000
PM 1 $245,000 $150,000 $35,000 $60,000
Senior PM 1 $295,500 $195,500 $100,000
Microsoft
PM1
(59 or 60)
17 $127,000 $110,000 $10,250 $13,500 $18,000
PM2
(61 or 62)
14 $148,550 $124,000 $13,000 $10,000 $10,000
Principal PM
(65, 66, 67)
2 $264,000 $181,500 $37,500 $45,000 $185,000
Senior PM
(63 or 64)
6 $175,000 $150,000 $20,000 $12,000 $15,000
Notes:
Cash bonuses and stock amounts were all annualized straight-line. In reality, Amazon's vesting schedule is 5%, 15%, 40%, and 40% over the 4 years, but we ignored this for comparison
Signing bonuses were not included in the Total Compensation calculation

Contribute to the Analysis

Our data currently consists of 1,700+ data points. Over 600 of these were contributed by professionals who anonymously submitted their compensation so that we can all benefit. But we need more data points so that we can provide better information to everyone.

Share your compensation:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vA5fCF5OkNBzNRXRG96SoTmc1tUZjE4KIrqnwW0BZ9w/viewform

The rest were pulled from a few sources listed at the bottom of this post. All answers will be anonymous and posted to a public sheet for anyone to view and download.  We’ll also update our findings and analyses for different companies, tech roles, etc.

Sources

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