Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Senior Program Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($112K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Senior Program Managers — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $64K to approximately $167K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Male Senior Program Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$63,296 - $154,902
(Median)
$63K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,011
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$23.50 - $68.51
(Median)
$23
$54
$69
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,296 - $154,902  
   
Bonus
$972 - $25,056  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $16,219  
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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$63,738 - $166,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 507
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$23.50 - $68.51  
   
Overtime
$35.37 - $64.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$972 - $25,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $16,219  
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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$63,738 - $166,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Although many Senior Program Managers transition into Aviation Program Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $101K.

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


While select Amazon.com Inc employees may bring in up to $169K, a median salary of only $140K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

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


Survey results imply that Senior Program Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Program Management, Operations Management, and Strategic Planning 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. Most people who know Program Management also know Operations Management and Budget 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $94K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $125K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $138K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Program Managers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Sunnyvale offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Redmond (+23 percent), San Jose (+17 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Senior Program Managers in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 45 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Boston and Minneapolis (31 percent lower and 30 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 42%

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

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 18%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

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