Entry-Level Program Project Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Program Project Managers come in at around $62K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Program Project Managers stretch from $40K on the lower end to $100K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $11K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Program Project Managers (58 percent) survey respondents. Most Entry-Level Program Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,670 - $95,305
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,079
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$14.03 - $47.60
(Median)
$14
$22
$48
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,670 - $95,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,724  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,547  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$39,671 - $99,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $47.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.00  
Overtime
$19.80 - $53.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,724  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,547  
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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$39,671 - $99,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,546

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For Entry-Level Program Project Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Program Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Salt Lake City and 6 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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


Operations Management
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Strategic Planning
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Program Management
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Budget Management
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Business Development
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Project Management
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Leadership
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 393 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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