Annual Survey Shows Average Product Management Salaries Stable in Down Economy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 20, 2009–Despite the current economic climate, the average annual salary for technology product managers continues to be above $100,000. But average bonuses are down slightly from last year's results.

Pragmatic Marketing's 2008-2009 Annual Product Management and Marketing 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, Pragmatic Marketing instructor and contributor to the ProductMarketing.com 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).

Since 2000, Pragmatic Marketing's Annual Product Management and Marketing Survey has reviewed the state of product management and marketing in technology companies. For more information, visit www.PragmaticMarketing.com/resources/annual-survey.

About Pragmatic Marketing, Inc.
Pragmatic Marketing, Inc. was founded in 1993 and has become the authority on technology product management and marketing. The company’s courses, taught by instructors with real-world experience in leading successful high-tech teams, are based on a proven framework for creating market-driven products people want to buy. Pragmatic Marketing has trained more than 85,000 product management and marketing professionals, with more than 20,000 becoming Pragmatic Marketing Certified. For more information on public or on-site training, please visit www.PragmaticMarketing.com or call (480) 515-1411.

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