Vice President (VP), Program Management Salary

Program Management VPs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $134K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The majority of Program Management VPs claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,872 - $190,669
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MEDIAN: $134,453
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$78,872 - $190,669  
   
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$2,564 - $50,932  
Profit Sharing
$7,861  
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$79,490 - $209,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Program Management

A vice president (VP) of program management is responsible for ensuring that all programs are developed and carried out in line with company standards. They are also in charge of making sure that all new programs are on their development schedule and remain within their budget, as well as making sure that the development team is working in a safe, clean environment that is conductive to a positive workflow. Additionally, the vice president of program management must provide annual staffing and budget plans and quarterly updates to the company's senior management team. They may also serve in a direct supervisory role, providing feedback, instruction, and discipline for staff under their supervision.

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Vice President (VP), Program Management Tasks

  • Create, measure, and communicate program plans, milestones, and metrics, including budgets.
  • Enforce policies around documentation and standardization of programs and products.
  • Track and analyze issues, risks, and costs, and then proactively address and mitigate.
  • Manage process from development through production to customer relations, and create stable, effective methodologies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Program Management

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Program Management has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Program Management with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Program Management with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Program Management which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 78 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Program Management with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $172,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $141,543

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Home to some of the best pay for Program Management VPs, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Program Management VPs' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Program Management VPs in Washington bring in salaries that are 36 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (22 percent less) and New York (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Program Management

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Program Management Salaries

▲21%

National Average
$142,000

▼1%

▼13%

Entry-Level
▼38%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Program Management Salaries



National Average
$142,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 6%