Vice President (VP), Program Management Salary
Program Management VPs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $134K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Program Management VPs making up 51 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Program Management VPs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$77,128 - $189,453|
|Bonus||$2,553 - $49,889|
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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.Read More...
Vice president of program management positions are generally full time and take place during regular business hours, although overtime may be required based on the needs of the employer. A wide variety of companies hire these executives, generally those that have a substantial number of programs.
The minimum educational requirements for vice presidents of program management typically include a bachelor's degree in a field that is relevant to the company's work. These professionals also generally need at least eight years of program management experience as well. Vice presidents of program management must also have excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Program Management VPs who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $88K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $130K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $139K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $171K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Program Management VPs that is 8 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Program Management VPs in Washington earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and New York (22 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).
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