Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Average pay for Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($103K). With some bonuses approaching $22K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K, overall incomes of Technical Product & Program Managers spread between $69K and $154K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. 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. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Technical Product & Program Managers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$68,314 - $141,018
$68K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,693
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50%
90%

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$17.62 - $102.13
$18
$56
$100
MEDIAN: $56.31
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50%
90%

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$0$153K
Salary $68,314 - $141,018
Bonus $1,014 - $22,478
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $19,458
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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$69,404 - $153,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 685
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $17.62 - $102.13
Overtime $39.00
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $1,014 - $22,478
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $19,458
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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$69,404 - $153,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production.
  • Plans and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.
  • Define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment.

Common Career Paths for Technical Product & Program Manager


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For Technical Product & Program Managers who go on to become Senior Program Managers of Software Applications, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications earns $129K annually. 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 $102K. Many others choose to work as Technical Program Managers, where pay is typically $119K.

Technical Product & Program Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp., Amazon.com Inc, Expedia, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Technical Product & Program Managers. General Electric Co (GE) offers the largest salaries in town — $167K on average.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Software Development Management, Business Analysis, and Product Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Product Marketing, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Product & Program Manager

Pay by Experience for a Technical Product & Program Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Product & Program Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 200 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Product & Program Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Technical Product & Program Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 275 salaries. A Technical Product & Program Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $107,740

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Technical Product & Program Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Technical Product & Program Managers in Minneapolis bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (15 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).

Technical Product & Program Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Product & Program Manager?

Technical Product & Program Manager in San Francisco:
"It's demanding, rewarding, and unfortunately political at ti."
Pros: Scope of work, team, high exposure.
Cons: Corporate structure, option dilution, false promises.

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Key Stats for Technical Product & Program Manager

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

National Average
$108,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲17%

Software Development Management
▲8%




Agile
▲2%




National Average
$108,000





Product Marketing
▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%
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