Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Senior Program Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $112K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Senior Program Managers bottoms out near $64K and approaches $167K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $16K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. For the most part, Senior Program Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Senior Program Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent.

$63,399 - $154,719
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$63K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $112,110
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$23.50 - $68.51
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$69
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,399 - $154,719  
   
Bonus
$970 - $25,083  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $16,341  
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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$63,850 - $166,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 502
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Hourly Rate
$23.50 - $68.51  
   
Overtime
$35.37 - $64.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$970 - $25,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $16,341  
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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$63,850 - $166,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

The senior program manager (unspecified type/general) is responsible for the management of specific programs and projects within the organization. Their main objective is to ensure that projects are completed on time, stay within budget, and meet all of the customer's requirements. Senior program managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their specific programs and projects, which typically includes program scheduling, planning, and pricing. Some senior program managers may also help manage other program workers and establish standard operating procedures to help control any risks associated with the programs. They also monitor key program performance metrics and perform quality and cost control initiatives and reviews. In addition, senior program managers perform ongoing research to find and develop best practices for project management.

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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks

  • Collaborate with corporate leaders and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and assess cross-departmental teams.
  • Develop, implement and manage strategic project plan and budget.
  • Plan and lead inter- and external organizational meetings.

Common Career Paths for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


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Senior Program Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Aviation Program Manager may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Aviation Program Managers on average bring home $101K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


Survey results suggest that Senior Program Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Project Management, Program Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Budget Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Strategic Planning also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Program Management tend to be well versed in Operations Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Senior Program Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $70K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $93K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $125K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $138K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Program Managers will find that Sunnyvale offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Senior Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Redmond (+23 percent), San Jose (+17 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Senior Program Managers earning much less — 45 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 31 percent less in Boston and 30 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries



National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$119,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 12%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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