Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salary

Entry-Level Program Project Managers can expect to earn an average of $65K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Program Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $102K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $26K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Program Project Managers is high. More than half of Entry-Level Program Project Managers (60 percent) survey participants are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,310 - $95,322
$42K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,607
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$15.62 - $48.89
$16
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $25.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,310 - $95,322  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $14,509  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $25,760  
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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$41,823 - $101,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $48.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$21.26 - $57.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$479.71 - $14,509  
   
Commission
$8,500  
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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$41,823 - $101,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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Entry-Level Program Project Managers flock to Dell, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,159

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

For Entry-Level Program Project Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Program Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Raleigh (+10 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Portland (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Program Project Manager Salaries







▲2%


Business Development
▲2%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$65,000





▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%