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Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (United States)

On average, Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($103K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation for Technical Product & Program Managers runs from around $64K to approximately $149K, including potential for up to $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $25K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Most Technical Product & Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (?
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$61,402 - $133,407
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MEDIAN: $97,648
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Technical Product & Program Manager Salary (?
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$17.21 - $122.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,402 - $133,407  
   
Bonus
$1,020 - $20,152  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $19,924  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$63,583 - $149,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $122.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $86.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,020 - $20,152  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $19,924  
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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$63,583 - $149,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 who transition into roles like Senior Product Managers of Software — a position that pays $120K on average — are not commonly found. More often than not, an Aviation Program Manager role is the next step for Technical Product & Program Managers moving up in the field. Pay for Aviation Program Managers is usually $101K. Many Technical Product & Program Managers choose to take on a Technical Program Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $116K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager

Technical Product & Program Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Management, Engineering Design, Software Development, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Product Marketing. Most people familiar with 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.
Technical Product & Program Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $81K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $99K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $111K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $124K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$103,000
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San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Product & Program Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+28 percent), New York (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

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$103,000

Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Product Management
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Software Development
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Product Development
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Project Management
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$103,000
Product Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%