Technical Product & Program Manager Salary
Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings of Technical Product & Program Managers can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $68K to almost $152K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Product & Program Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$67,166 - $140,528|
|Bonus||$1,004 - $20,290|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.49 - $19,727|
|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).)
|$68,342 - $151,918|
|Hourly Rate||$13.53 - $171.27|
|Bonus||$1,004 - $20,290|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.49 - $19,727|
|Total Pay (||$68,342 - $151,918|
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.Read More...
Typically, this role requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study and relevant experience in the field; on average, the required experience for technical product and program manager is five to seven years. Additionally, the role may require experience in the particular field in which the manager is to work. For example a cruise line company might prefer a candidate to have experience on a cruise ship; a cellular phone company might prefer a candidate that is familiar with their product and has experience in their industry or a closely related one.
Technical Product & Program Manager Tasks
- Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production.
- Plans and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.
- Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
- Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.
- Define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment.
Common Career Paths for Technical Product & Program Manager
Technical Product & Program Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Program Manager of Software Applications. The latter position pays an average of $129K annually. As Technical Product & Program Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Aviation Program Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $102K. Another common career choice for Technical Product & Program Managers is to move into a Technical Program Manager role — this promotion usually pays $119K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager
Leading companies who hire large numbers of Technical Product & Program Managers include Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp., Amazon.com Inc, General Electric Co (GE), and Expedia, Inc. General Electric Co (GE) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $167K.
Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager
Technical Product & Program Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Software Development Management, Business Analysis, and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Product Marketing, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Program Management also know Product Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Product & Program Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $91K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $104K. For Technical Product & Program Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $121K. 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 $124K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Technical Product & Program Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers in Minneapolis make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (6 percent less) and Chicago (5 percent less).
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