Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salary

Entry-Level Program Project Managers pull down an average of $61K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Program Project Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $39K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $10K and profit sharing that approaches $13K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $35K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Program Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Entry-Level Program Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,206 - $95,085

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$13.48 - $45.45

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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,206 - $95,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,255  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $12,668  
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,765  
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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$38,969 - $98,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,958
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $45.45  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $53.04  
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 - $10,255  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,765  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $12,668  
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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$38,969 - $98,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Program Project Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Program Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+16 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles. Employers also pay below the national average in Salt Lake City (12 percent lower) and Washington (5 percent lower).

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 12%

Team Leadership
up arrow 8%


Business Development
up arrow 5%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Budget Management
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Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$62,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 384 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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