As a Product Manager at Apple based in the United States, you’ll likely be responsible for collaborating with a wide range of teams, including the business, marketing, engineering, and design team. You’ll need to determine larger business objectives, and customer needs that a product or service will fulfill. You’ll need to lay down, in tangible terms, what success looks like for the product. You’ll then also need to lead your team to make that vision a reality.
This article discusses the salary you can expect as a Product Manager at Apple in the United States and compares it with salaries offered by other companies for the same position.
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Product managers in the United States earn anywhere between $35,000 to $505,000. The middle 50%, however, get paid between $86,000 to $111,000, and it’s only the top 83% who get paid around $505,000.
People living in Seattle or San Francisco can often expect higher pay than those in Austin or Chicago. The cost of living matters.
The average base salary for a Product Manager in the United States is $106K, and the average bonus is $9.3K. The average total salary for a Product Manager in the United States is $115,734.
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Following is the total average Product Manager salary at Apple in the US (salary+bonus):
At Apple, the median package of a Product Manager in the United States is $280K, with a base salary of $165K, $100K worth of stocks, and around $15K in bonuses.
Someone with such a package usually is at the level ICT3, has about five years of experience at Apple and around twelve years of experience overall. With the average base salary of $145,479 and average additional pay of $10,301, the average total income turns out to be around $150K.
The range of a Product Manager’s salary may vary greatly, from $49k to $220k based on various factors like experience, location, work, etc.
Stock options: The stock type is Restricted Stock Units or RSUs. RSUs must vest before you unlock the underlying shares. These RSUs are subject to a four-year vesting schedule where 25% of the stocks vest each year.
The salary for a Product Manager also changes with the type of role. Here are some examples:
The average base salary for a Product Quality Manager at Apple is $148,484, with an average additional pay of $16,769 and an average stock bonus of $38,346. While the pay may vary from $110K to $195K, the total average salary for a Product Quality Manager at Apple comes out to be $157,121.
With an average base salary of $160,000 and bonuses worth $25,000, as an Apple Senior Product Manager, you’ll earn $185K on average. Compared to a Senior Product Manager’s average income in the United States, this makes Apple’s total compensation for the position $32,172 more than the US average.
Let us now look at a salary comparison with top companies that may help you weigh your options as you decide your target companies:
As you can see, Apple is one of the highest-paying companies when it comes to product manager roles. Twitter and Google are also known for paying higher compensations to engineers and products managers.
To learn more about Google Product Manager salaries, click here.
Q1. Can I apply for multiple Product Manager roles at once at Apple?
Yes. And even if you don’t, Apple may consider you for multiple roles if you are a good fit. However, even though you may be applying for different types of Product Manager roles only at Apple, don’t expect any two interviews to be the same. Apply a tailored approach for each Product Manager position, even within Apple.
Q2. How long must I wait before applying again after rejection for a Product Manager role at Apple?
If they reject you post the on-site interview, you might have to wait for three to six months to apply again for the same Product Manager position. However, if they find you’re a better fit for a different team or role, you won’t have to wait much; they’ll set up the interviews for that particular team/role for you. If it isn’t the same role you got rejected for, you may also apply for different Product Manager openings anytime at Apple since there’s no cool-off period at Apple.
Q3. What's the maximum number of times I can interview for a particular Product Manager job at Apple?
There may be a cool-off period after rejection for the same position, but there is no upper limit on the number of times you can apply for a position at Apple.
(All answers are as per our research at the time of writing the article. Please speak to your recruiter or check Apple’s career page for the latest information.)
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