Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (United States)

Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101,676) surpassing six figures annually. Overall incomes of Technical Product & Program Managers—including $20K bonuses, $19,315 profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $60,903 and $133,057. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Male Technical Product & Program Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Technical Product & Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (?
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$60,903 - $133,057
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MEDIAN: $97,063
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Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,903 - $133,057  
   
Bonus
$1,032 - $20,088  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $19,315  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,387  
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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$62,975 - $147,750  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,298
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$16.25 - $112.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $85.15  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,032 - $20,088  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,387  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $19,315  
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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$62,975 - $147,750  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Technical Product & Program Manager

A technical product and program manager must consistently monitor the planning and progress of a multitude of programs. They can work in many fields and may expect to focus on productivity, as well as directly monitoring quality. A technical product and program manager works from the beginning of a project or program and see that project through monitoring and completion. They are responsible for ensuring the entirety of the project goes smoothly and as planned. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills are essential for this position; a technical product and program manager is also a leader and must be comfortable in a leadership role.
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Technical Product & Program Manager Tasks
  • Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.
  • Define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production.
  • Plans and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.

Common Career Paths for Technical Product & Program Manager

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It is unusual to find Technical Product & Program Managers who move into roles like Sr. Software Product Managers—which offer an extra $17,852—but some manage to complete the transition. Becoming a Aviation Program Manager or a Technical Program Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Technical Product & Program Managers.

Technical Product & Program Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager

Technical Product & Program Managers flock to Amazon.com Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $127,500 lead the pack in compensation. Pay for Technical Product & Program Managers is the lowest at Microsoft Corp, which has a median salary of $121,605. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $142K.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager

Technical Product & Program Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, Program Management, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 12 percent, 12 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Most people who know Product Development also know Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Product & Program Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Technical Product & Program Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Starting out, salaries are typically $79K, which grows to $100K after five to 10 years. Earnings jump to six figures after one to decades in the field, and experienced workers make around $110K. Technical Product & Program Managers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $123K. Technical Product & Program Managers with 10 to 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with one to 10 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.

Pay Difference By Location

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$102,000
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For Technical Product & Program Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. New York, Houston, Washington, and Seattle are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Technical Product & Program Managers earning around 26 percent, 22 percent, 22 percent, and 15 percent more than average. Portland is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-9 percent and -5 percent).

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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

National Average
$102,000

Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 389 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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