The average salary for a Program Manager, Computer Software is $99,370 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Program Manager, Computer Software Total Pay (?
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$65,711 - $129,945
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MEDIAN: $99,370
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Program Manager, Computer Software Total Pay (?
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$20.13 - $83.10
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,711 - $129,945  
   
Bonus
$1,943 - $15,930  
Profit Sharing
$1,934 - $12,424  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,380 - $140,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $83.10  
   
Overtime
$0.22 - $85.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,943 - $15,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,934 - $12,424  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,380 - $140,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 836
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Job Description for Program Manager, Computer Software
A computer software program manager is responsible for developing software products, managing the development process, and helping with product launches. They work at all points in the project cycle and oversee the members of the program/project team, ensuring that all deadlines are met and goals are reached. Substantial testing is required to ensure software is ready for the market, and the program manager oversees this testing to ensure it is rigorous and successful. In all tasks, computer software program managers must manage the product development cycle to properly manage the concerns of project leads. For instance, if the software is not fully compatible with the hardware or there are significant features bugs, the program manager must work with hardware leads to resolve the issue in a timely manner. The program manager must also establish a viable schedule for hardware platform integration and development.
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Program Manager, Computer Software Tasks
  • Understand user conceptual requirements and needs.
  • Translate user requirements into software specifications, resource estimates, and schedules.
  • Plan, design, schedule and coordinate software development.
  • Work with software developers and quality assurance testers to produce the software.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Experience Affects Program Manager, Computer Software Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$104,000

Skills That Affect Program Manager, Computer Software Salaries

C++
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Java
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SQL
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National Average
$104,000
Project Management
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Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 5%
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