Entry-Level Program Project Managers take home approximately $64K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Program Project Managers varies from around $42K to approximately $101K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $28K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Program Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Program Project Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,194 - $94,999
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MEDIAN: $64,235
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$15.51 - $49.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,194 - $94,999  
   
Bonus
$307.40 - $14,406  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $27,500  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$41,673 - $101,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $49.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$20.71 - $57.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$307.40 - $14,406  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $27,500  
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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$41,673 - $101,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Amazon.com Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $83K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $57K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $145K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,787

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Program Project Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Program Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Raleigh (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Entry-Level Program Project Managers in Indianapolis make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Program Project Manager Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Program Project Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Program Project Manager Salaries






Business Development
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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