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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Senior Program Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $113K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Program Managers can bottom out near $65K or peak near $167K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Senior Program Managers are male. Job satisfaction for Senior Program Managers is high.

$63,820 - $155,629
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $112,612
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$24.33 - $69.04
(Median)
$24
$51
$69
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,820 - $155,629  
   
Bonus
$980 - $25,100  
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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$64,609 - $167,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 477
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.33 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $62.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$980 - $25,100  
   
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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$64,609 - $167,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 report using a wide range of professional 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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Program Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $70K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $94K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $125K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $137K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Program Managers in Sunnyvale enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Redmond (+21 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Senior Program Managers in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 45 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Minneapolis and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (30 percent lower and 27 percent lower, respectively).

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



National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

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

Operations Management
up arrow 14%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$119,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 12%

Budget Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%