Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $99K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K each, total incomes of Technical Product & Program Managers generally range from $64K to $152K depending on individual performance. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Product & Program Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Technical Product & Program Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,191 - $135,588
(Median)
$62K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,129
10%
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 (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,191 - $135,588  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,258  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $20,213  
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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$64,163 - $151,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.02 - $128.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $81.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,258  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,328  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $20,213  
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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$64,163 - $151,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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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At the upper end, Technical Product & Program Managers who move into a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Program Managers of Software Applications is a much higher $127K per year. 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 $116K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Technical Product & Program Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Product Management, Software Development, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Development Management and Product Marketing. Those educated in Product Development tend to be well versed 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Technical Product & Program Managers. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $81K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $101K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $113K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Product & Program Managers that is 28 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Product & Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), New York (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Technical Product & Program Manager's salary, with Portland Technical Product & Program Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Atlanta and 9 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$104,000



Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 19%

Product Management
up arrow 13%


Software Development
up arrow 11%

Agile
up arrow 10%




Product Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$104,000

Product Marketing
up arrow 5%

Software Development Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 74% employee benefits None: 6%