The average pay for a Principal Program Manager is $142,145 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$100,305 - $169,881
MEDIAN: $142,144

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$100,305 - $169,881  
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$106,751 - $191,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Principal Program Manager

Principal program managers are at the forefront of a company’s monetization of electronic products and services and are responsible for designing and operating the business’s transaction- and reporting-systems for e-commerce and monetization, as well as the management and maintenance of back-end applications which support the company’s contracts, pricing schemes, shipping, ordering, and other e-commerce activities.


Principal Program Manager Tasks

  • Manage program roadmap to support the strategic business objectives.
  • Coordinate projects, budgets, proposals, and contracts throughout the organization.
  • Develop and maintain plans, policies, and procedures for all project phases.
  • Coordinate between multiple teams to align team objectives.

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Experience Affects Principal Program Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Principal Program Manager Salaries

Program Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
medical benefits
Vision: 95%
dental benefits
None: 4%