For Entry-Level Program Project Managers, yearly average wages total $64K annually. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $26K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Program Project Managers spread between $41K and $101K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Program Project Managers is high. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Program Project Managers (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,877 - $95,847
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$42K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,904
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$15.30 - $48.48
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$15
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$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,877 - $95,847  
   
Bonus
$227.50 - $14,320  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $25,760  
Commission
$10,250  
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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$41,271 - $101,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $57.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$227.50 - $14,320  
   
Commission
$10,250  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $25,760  
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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$41,271 - $101,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($82K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $56K to $146K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,437

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For Entry-Level Program Project Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Program Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Raleigh (+21 percent), Tampa (+20 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 12 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



Business Development
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Program Management
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Strategic Planning
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Process Improvement
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Budget Management
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Leadership
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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$64,000

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Operations Management
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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