Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Technical Product & Program Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $69K and $153K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $19K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Product & Program Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Technical Product & Program Managers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$67,415 - $141,211
$67K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $102,215
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50%
90%

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$13.65 - $169.68
$14
$58
$170
MEDIAN: $57.69
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$67,415 - $141,211  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $20,396  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $19,392  
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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$68,686 - $153,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $169.68  
   
Overtime
$42.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1,007 - $20,396  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $19,392  
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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$68,686 - $153,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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, 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 $129K 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 $102K. Many Technical Product & Program Managers choose to take on a Technical Program Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $119K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp., Amazon.com Inc, Expedia, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are all popular places to work. Technical Product & Program Managers flock to General Electric Co (GE) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $167K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Survey results imply that Technical Product & Program Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Product Marketing, and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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: $106,886

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

For Technical Product & Program Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Boston (+23 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Technical Product & Program Managers in Minneapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Houston and 5 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Technical Product & Program Manager

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲13%

National Average
$107,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲18%

Software Development Management
▲9%




Agile
▲3%




National Average
$107,000





Product Marketing
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%