Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Generous salaries abound for Senior Program Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. In the world of Senior Program Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $16K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $63K and $167K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Senior Program Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$63,152 - $155,162

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$14.43 - $67.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,152 - $155,162  
   
Bonus
$971 - $25,209  
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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$63,380 - $166,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $67.92  
   
Overtime
$35.37 - $64.31  
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
$971 - $25,209  
   
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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$63,380 - $166,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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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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 $101K per year.

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


Amazon.com Inc is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $140K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $60K while workers on the upper end may rake in $169K.

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


Survey results suggest that Senior Program Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Operations Management, Program 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. For most people, competency in Program Management indicates knowledge of 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $69K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $95K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $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 $139K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Program Managers, working in the bustling city of Redmond has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+17 percent), New York (+12 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 45 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Boston and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 31 percent lower and 26 percent lower, respectively.

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



National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

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

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$118,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 16%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

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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