Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

On average, Senior Program Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($114K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash earnings of Senior Program Managers range from $72K on the low end to $165K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $26K and $20K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Senior Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up the majority of Senior Program Managers (65 percent) survey respondents.

$71,520 - $148,506
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $113,711
10%
50%
90%

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$56.46 - $70.00
$64
MEDIAN: $63.87
50%

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$0$165K
Salary $71,520 - $148,506
Bonus $2,026 - $25,535
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $20,463
Commission $16,500
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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$72,144 - $165,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 388
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $63.87
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$165K
Bonus $2,026 - $25,535
Commission $16,500
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $20,463
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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$72,144 - $165,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

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

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


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Many Senior Program Managers transition into upper-level roles like Aviation Program Manager. However, Aviation Program Managers do report a slightly lower median income of $102K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


With a median salary of $129K, Amazon.com Inc provides Senior Program Managers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $167K, limiting employee salary growth.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Program Development, Strategic Project Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Budget Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Program Management also know Operations Management.

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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 197 salaries. A Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 85 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,878

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

Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Senior Program Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+29 percent), Bellevue (+16 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Irvine (+5 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and New York (17 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$120,000

▼13%

▼27%

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

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲11%

Program Development
▲9%

Strategic Project Management
▲4%

National Average
$120,000




Strategic Planning
▼5%


People Management
▼14%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼21%

Budget Management
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 5%
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