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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Senior Program Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $113K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. With some bonuses approaching $25K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $16K, overall incomes of Senior Program Managers spread between $65K and $168K depending on individual performance. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Senior Program Managers is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Senior Program Managers are male. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,776 - $155,724
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $112,835
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$24.33 - $69.04
(Median)
$24
$58
$69
MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,776 - $155,724  
   
Bonus
$976 - $25,091  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $16,487  
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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$64,556 - $167,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.33 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$35.37 - $64.31  
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
$976 - $25,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $16,487  
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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$64,556 - $167,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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)


Senior Program Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Program Management, Project Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Budget Management and Strategic Planning as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Program Management are also skilled in Budget Management and Operations 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $70K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $94K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $126K. Senior Program Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $138K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Sunnyvale is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Program Managers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Redmond (+20 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Senior Program Managers have considerably lower salaries, 46 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Boston (30 percent lower and 27 percent lower, respectively).

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



National Average
$120,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$120,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 12%

Budget Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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