Mid-Career Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salary

Wages for Mid-Career Technical Program Managers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($114K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $22K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $30K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Technical Program Managers spread between $79K and $154K depending on individual performance. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. The vast majority of Mid-Career Technical Program Managers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$77,252 - $142,855
MEDIAN: $113,631

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National Salary Data (?
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$77,252 - $142,855  
$1,001 - $22,259  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $30,000  
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).
$78,721 - $154,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $120,547

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For Mid-Career Technical Program Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Technical Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Mountain View (+18 percent), Cupertino (+10 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Bellevue (+2 percent). Mid-Career Technical Program Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Mid-Career Technical Program Managers in New York bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average.

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Skills That Affect Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries

Software Architecture
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National Average

Project Management
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Product Development
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Microsoft Office
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Software Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


19 %
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 3%