Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salary

Average pay for a Technical Program Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $114K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $22K, total cash payment to Technical Program Managers can bottom out at $80K or peak near $161K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most Technical Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$77,724 - $147,984
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$78K
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MEDIAN: $113,509
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$24.16 - $77.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,724 - $147,984  
   
Bonus
$151.52 - $22,031  
Profit Sharing
$2,506 - $21,669  
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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$80,041 - $160,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 936
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Hourly Rate
$24.16 - $77.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $79.43  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$151.52 - $22,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,506 - $21,669  
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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$80,041 - $160,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Technical program managers (TPMs) are in charge of handling all aspects of technical projects for their organization. They are responsible for initiating programs, following their progress, and serving as support providers in case issues arise. They coordinate efforts among workers and outside vendors, as well as develop effective schedules and suggest action items that still need to be complete to successfully complete the project.

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Technical Program Manager (TPM) Tasks

  • Provide technical leadership, but not line management of cross functional teams.
  • Drive new products and features through the development process.
  • Review and test code to ensure it works properly.
  • Gather and create product requirements and specificiations.
  • Make sure project meets deadlines and is completed within budget.

Common Career Paths for Technical Program Manager (TPM)


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Although many Technical Program Managers transition into Technical Product & Program Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $100K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Program Manager (TPM)


Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google, Inc., Apple Computer, Inc, and EMC Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Technical Program Managers. Technical Program Managers flock to Apple Computer, Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $161K lead the pack in compensation; however, Apple Computer, Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $102K at one end to $186K at the other end.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is EMC Corporation, where the median salary is just $91K — 77 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Technical Program Manager (TPM)


Technical Program Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Software Architecture, Agile, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Development Lifecycle, Software Development, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Program Management also know Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Technical Program Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $99K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $115K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $128K. Technical 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 $136K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Program Managers, Mountain View provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Technical Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), and Cupertino (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Technical Program Manager's salary, with Portland Technical Program Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Redmond and Bellevue are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries



National Average
$121,000



Skills That Affect Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries

Java
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Software Architecture
up arrow 7%

Agile
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Program Management
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Project Management
0%

Product Development
0%

Risk Management / Risk Control
0%

National Average
$121,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Software Development
up arrow 10%

Software Development Lifecycle
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 4%