Program Manager, Engineering Salary

Engineering Program Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($106K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to Engineering Program Managers bottoms out near $73K and approaches $156K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $14K from profit sharing. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the vast majority of Engineering Program Managers (83 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$71,401 - $146,569

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$22.42 - $73.87

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,401 - $146,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,745  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $14,142  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,056  
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).
)
$72,579 - $155,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$22.42 - $73.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $81.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,745  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,056  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $14,142  
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).
)
$72,579 - $155,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Program Manager, Engineering

An engineering project manager coordinates all technical activities of assigned programs. This responsibility includes planning, scheduling, and managing personnel and engineering work to ensure effective coordination of projects. Additionally, the engineering project manager is responsible for the monitoring engineering work for compliance to industry standards, company practices, and customer specifications. The engineering project manager must possess sufficient technical knowledge of their programs to identify problems, provide guidance to staff, and be sure the work product fulfills requirements.

Read More...

Program Manager, Engineering Tasks

  • Manage customer expectations, documenting requirements and changes, creating proposals and modifying bids.
  • Develop and train engineers in testing protocols and quality control measures.
  • Coordinate projects, budgets, proposals, and contracts throughout the organization.
  • Prepare and review documentation including policies, templates, specifications and technical reports.

Common Career Paths for Program Manager, Engineering


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Engineering Program Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Engineering. The latter position pays an average of $137K annually. As Engineering Program Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Senior Program Manager of Software Applicationss. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $127K per year. Another common career choice for Engineering Program Managers is to move into an Aviation Program Manager role. Typically, Aviation Program Managers get paid $101K.

Program Manager, Engineering Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Program Manager, Engineering


Many Engineering Program Managers can be found at Microsoft Corp, Hewlett-Packard Company, Apple Computer, Inc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Intel Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Although the highest salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc where median pay is $150K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $108K and $184K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Cisco Systems Inc, top-paying firms where Engineering Program Managers rake in a very impressive $148K, $145K, or $128K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Raytheon Co. at $103K, Flextronics International at $105K, and Intel Corporation, where $115K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering


Engineering Program Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Proposal Writing, Business Development, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Engineering Design and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Manager, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $82K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $101K. Engineering Program Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $117K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $131K.

Pay Difference by Location


Engineering Program Managers will find that Cupertino offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Engineering Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+28 percent), Washington (+17 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Auburn Hills and Detroit also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Program Manager, Engineering Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Program Manager, Engineering Salaries




Program Management
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$112,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 365 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
ADVERTISEMENT