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Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $100K annually. In the world of Technical Product & Program Managers, final incomes generally run from $65K to $152K; this includes potential for up to $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few high performers earning commissions of $24K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Technical Product & Program Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most 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. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,405 - $136,210
(Median)
$62K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,501
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50%
90%

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$24.02 - $128.80
(Median)
$24
$54
$130
MEDIAN: $54.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,405 - $136,210  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $20,310  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $20,273  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,328  
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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$64,528 - $152,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.02 - $128.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $81.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,019 - $20,310  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,328  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $20,273  
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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$64,528 - $152,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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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For Technical Product & Program Managers, progressing to a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications can earn $127K annually. An Aviation Program Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Technical Product & Program Managers. Paychecks for that role are $101K on average. The Technical Program Manager position is another common transition for Technical Product & Program Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $117K mark.

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Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Technical Product & Program Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Software Development, Engineering Design, and Agile are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Customer Relationship Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Software Development Management and Product Marketing also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Product Development are also skilled 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $81K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $101K. On average, Technical Product & Program Managers make $114K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $126K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Product & Program Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+18 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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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 18%


Software Development
up arrow 10%

Agile
up arrow 9%



Product Development
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$105,000

Product Management
up arrow 3%

Product Marketing
up arrow 6%

Software Development Management
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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