Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Average pay for Senior Program Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($111K). In the world of Senior Program Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $168K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $26K and $18K, respectively. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. More than half of Senior Program Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$62,675 - $154,427
(Median)
$63K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,011
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$14.43 - $67.92
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$68
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,675 - $154,427  
   
Bonus
$1,008 - $25,569  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
Commission
$9,000  
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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$62,776 - $167,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 604
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,008 - $25,569  
   
Commission
$9,000  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $18,000  
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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$62,776 - $167,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 Employer Salaries for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


Amazon.com Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $140K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $167K.

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 Risk Management / Risk Control, Operations Management, Project Management, and Program Management 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.

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 $96K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $122K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $141K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,862

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Program Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Senior Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Redmond (+25 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Senior Program Managers is geography, with workers in Chicago earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Boston and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 26 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

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



National Average
$117,000


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

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$117,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 15%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 15%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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