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Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salary

Entry-Level Program Project Managers pull down an average of $61K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Program Project Managers runs from $38K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Program Project Managers (58 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,916 - $94,468
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,979
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90%

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$13.28 - $42.08
(Median)
$13
$21
$42
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,916 - $94,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,234  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,731  
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,521  
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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$38,467 - $97,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $42.08  
   
Overtime
$18.09 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,234  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,521  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,731  
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).
)
$38,467 - $97,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Program Project Managers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Program Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+10 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Austin (12 percent lower and 8 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 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 Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Team Leadership
up arrow 8%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 6%

Business Development
up arrow 6%


Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 409 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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