Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $100K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $20K, total cash payment to Technical Product & Program Managers can bottom out at $65K or peak near $153K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most Technical Product & Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$62,284 - $137,084
(Median)
$62K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,882
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50%
90%

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$25.25 - $92.74
(Median)
$25
$55
$93
MEDIAN: $55.00
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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
$62,284 - $137,084  
   
Bonus
$1,006 - $20,344  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $19,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
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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$64,949 - $152,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,075
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$25.25 - $92.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.21  
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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,006 - $20,344  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $19,973  
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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$64,949 - $152,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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. An Aviation Program Manager role is the most common promotion for Technical Product & Program Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $101K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Technical Product & Program Managers is a Technical Program Manager position, where earnings are usually $117K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Oracle Corp. — the median salary there is $130K.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Technical Product & Program Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 18 percent. Customer Relationship Management and Product Marketing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Product Development are also skilled 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $82K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $102K. Technical Product & Program Managers see a median salary of $114K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 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 (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Portland Technical Product & Program Managers earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (19 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 18%

Software Development
up arrow 10%


Agile
up arrow 9%



Product Development
up arrow 3%

Software Development Management
up arrow 2%

Product Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$105,000

Product Marketing
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 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
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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