A Director of Program Management, Aerospace earns an average salary of $154,301 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Program Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$117,916 - $180,229
MEDIAN: $154,300

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$120,000 - $194,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Director of Program Management, Aerospace

A director of program management, aerospace is a high level position inside a very exciting field. You will be leading various projects that explore the universe and take science to the next levels of discovery. As director, you will oversee various projects going on simultaneously, watch for progress in their missions, and keep them on budget. Individual project managers will report to you periodically on their progress, and it's your job to ensure their success. You may be working for a government entity, such as NASA, or for the private sector, such as the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA.


Director of Program Management, Aerospace Tasks

  • Manage aerospace programs, directing program managers and administrators on strategy and budget and timeline adherence.
  • Assess program risks and implement process alterations and improvements.
  • Oversee or direct purchase order management, policy and procedure compliance, contract negotiations, and program budgets.
  • Manage relationships with potential and existing clients and vendors, including airlines and aircraft manufacturers.
  • Monitor status of active programs, ensuring contract objectives are fulfilled and resolving complex issues.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
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Dental: 77%
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Vision: 62%
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None: 15%