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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary (United States)

Senior Program Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $120K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Senior Program Managers varies from around $63K to approximately $169K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $16K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career length and the particular employer. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more male Senior Program Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary (?
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$62,822 - $155,494
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $112,854
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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary (?
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$24.16 - $69.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,822 - $155,494  
   
Bonus
$968 - $25,180  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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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$63,223 - $168,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.16 - $69.53  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$968 - $25,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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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$63,223 - $168,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.

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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Program Management, Project Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Budget Management and Strategic Planning as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in 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.
Senior Program Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $69K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $93K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $126K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $137K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Los Angeles
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Redmond
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San Jose
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New York
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San Diego
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National Average
$120,000
Phoenix
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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Boston
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Washington
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Senior Program Managers will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Senior Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+22 percent), Redmond (+20 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Senior Program Managers in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 48 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. On the whole, employers pay 31 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Washington and Minneapolis.

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$120,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

Operations Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$120,000
Strategic Planning
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Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%