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Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $100K annually. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Technical Product & Program Managers. Generally sitting in the range of $65K to $152K, the final number can include almost $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $24K in exceptional cases. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Product & Program Managers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Product & Program Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,824 - $136,422
(Median)
$63K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,804
10%
50%
90%

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$25.00 - $137.02
(Median)
$25
$55
$140
MEDIAN: $55.00
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
$62,824 - $136,422  
   
Bonus
$1,022 - $20,275  
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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$65,032 - $152,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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
$25.00 - $137.02  
   
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
$1,022 - $20,275  
   
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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$65,032 - $152,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications. The average Senior Program Manager of Software Applications brings home $127K per year. The most common promotion for Technical Product & Program Managers is an Aviation Program Manager position, which usually brings in $101K a year. Another standard transition for Technical Product & Program Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Technical Program Manager role, where pay is often $117K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


Although the highest salaries can be found at Microsoft Corp where median pay is $124K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $92K and $146K.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 17 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. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Technical Product & Program Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $83K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $101K. Technical Product & Program Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $114K. Technical Product & Program Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Product & Program Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent), Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers in Portland make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Atlanta (18 percent lower and 13 percent lower, 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 17%


Software Development
up arrow 10%

Agile
up arrow 8%


Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

Product Management
0%

National Average
$105,000

Product Marketing
up arrow 6%

Software Development Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 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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