Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Compensation for Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($100K). Overall incomes of Technical Product & Program Managers generally bottom out at around $65K and peak near $153K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $20K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Technical Product & Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,242 - $137,619

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$24.89 - $92.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,242 - $137,619  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,271  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $20,027  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,000  
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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$64,869 - $152,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$24.89 - $92.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,004 - $20,271  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,000  
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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$64,869 - $152,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Senior Product Manager, which pays $123K on average annually. 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 $117K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


General Electric Co (GE) offers the largest salaries in town — $150K on average.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $112K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $85K and $174K.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Technical Product & Program Managers report using a large range 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 9 percent and 17 percent. Customer Relationship Management and Product Marketing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. The majority of those who know 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $82K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $102K. For Technical Product & Program Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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


Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Technical Product & Program Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Technical Product & Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Technical Product & Program Managers in Portland bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (20 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 9%


Program Management
up arrow 4%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

Product Management
up arrow 2%

Software Development Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$105,000

Product Marketing
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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