Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States are bountiful, with average pay above six figures ($101,676) per year. 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 $62,975 and $147,750. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group—the particular city and the specific company are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Product & Program Managers. For the most part, Technical Product & Program Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took 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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$16.25 - $112.50
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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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.25 - $112.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $85.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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Though some Technical Product & Program Managers move into positions like Sr. Software Product Manager (where salaries climb an extra $17,852), this progression is not the norm. A more likely transition for Technical Product & Program Managers is Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace or Technical Program Manager (TPM).

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager

Technical Product & Program Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Amazon.com Inc, where typical salaries come to $127,500. Salaries are easily beat at Microsoft Corp, where median pay comes to just $121,605, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $88K and ending at $142K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. For most people, competency in Product Development indicates knowledge of 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, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. New salaries start at $79K and reach $100K in 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. The majority of Technical Product & Program Managers have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with one to 10 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$102,000
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San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Product & Program Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include New York, Houston, Washington, and Seattle, top-paying cities where Technical Product & Program Managers see paychecks higher than average (+26 percent, +22 percent, +22 percent, and +15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 16 percent below 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

Project Management
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$102,000
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Job Satisfaction

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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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