Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salary

Entry-Level Program Project Managers can expect wages of $62K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Program Project Managers varies from around $40K to approximately $100K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $16K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Program Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,670 - $95,305
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,079
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$14.03 - $47.60
(Median)
$14
$22
$48
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,670 - $95,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,724  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,547  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$39,671 - $99,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $47.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.00  
Overtime
$19.80 - $53.41  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,724  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,547  
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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$39,671 - $99,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,546

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Program Project Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Program Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta (12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Program Project Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Program Project Manager in Washington:
"Keep Learning."
Technology changes at fast pace. Gain new certifications and look for ways to get hands on experience in programming, applications, networking, telecommunications, areas of the business so that you can stay relevant in the workplace.

Program Project Manager in Livermore:
"Relationship with all fields, learn from others, listen."
Listen to the experienced and include all fields to get buy in so you work as a team. Be open to learn in all fields and be helpful and considerate.

Program Project Manager in Boston:
"Project management."
The most important skill needed are people skills because you have to have the ability to get people to do work for you who do not report to you.

Program Project Manager in Minneapolis:
"Communicate, Communicate, Communicate."
There is no such thing as over-communication. Keeping all project and program stakeholders updated on key components is extremely critical to being a successful Program and Project Manager.

Program Project Manager in Boulder:
"Negotiate First."
Negotiate your salary first, as well as performance metric based bonus that can be measured. If you do not negotiate well, bonus will be based on nebulous terms.

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Skills That Affect Program Project Manager Salaries


Operations Management
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Strategic Planning
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Program Management
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Budget Management
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Business Development
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Project Management
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Leadership
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 393 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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