Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Senior Program Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $111K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Senior Program Managers — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing — stretch from around $66K to approximately $163K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Senior Program Managers are male. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$65,865 - $146,091
$66K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,148
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$23.35 - $65.09
$58
MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$65,865 - $146,091  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $24,900  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,859  
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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$65,919 - $162,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$58.00  
   
Overtime
$81.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,043 - $24,900  
   
Commission
$16,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,859  
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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$65,919 - $162,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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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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 $102K.

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


Employees at Amazon.com Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $129K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $97K and quickly nearing the top at only $167K.

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


Survey results imply that Senior Program Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 7 percent and 14 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. It is often found that people who know Program Management are also skilled in 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: $116,190

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

For Senior Program Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Senior Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+33 percent), Bellevue (+20 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), and Irvine (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and New York (14 percent lower and 11 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 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲21%

▲4%

National Average
$116,000

▼11%

▼24%

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

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲14%

Program Development
▲12%

Strategic Project Management
▲7%


National Average
$116,000



Strategic Planning
▼2%


People Management
▼12%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼18%

Budget Management
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%