Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

On average, Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($100K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $20K, total cash payment to Technical Product & Program Managers can bottom out at $66K or peak near $153K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Technical Product & Program Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$63,217 - $137,028
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$63K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,898
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$25.30 - $140.00
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$25
$56
$140
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,217 - $137,028  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,318  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $20,027  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
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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$65,566 - $152,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$25.30 - $140.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,318  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $20,027  
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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$65,566 - $152,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Technical Product & Program Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Program Manager of Software Applications, where median compensation is $127K annually. Going from Technical Product & Program Manager to Aviation Program Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Aviation Program Managers is $101K. Many others choose to work as Technical Program Managers, where pay is typically $117K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


Oracle Corp. offers the largest salaries in town — $130K on average.

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, Engineering Design, and Agile are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Customer Relationship Management and Product Marketing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people skilled in Product Development are similarly competent in Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Product & Program Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Product & Program Managers. Inexperienced workers earn around $83K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $102K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $114K. 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 $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


Technical Product & Program Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Technical Product & Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Technical Product & Program Managers is geography, with workers in Portland earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (19 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$105,000



Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 17%

Software Development
up arrow 10%


Agile
up arrow 8%



Product Development
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Product Management
up arrow 2%

Software Development Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$105,000

Product Marketing
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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