Technical product managers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, technical product managers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 38% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy technical product managers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Industrial designer
3.5
$67k
Graphic designer
3.4
$39k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are technical product managers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do technical product managers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as technical product managers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are technical product manager’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are technical product managers making the best use of their abilities?

Are technical product managers happy with their salary?