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.

$77,128 - $189,453
$77K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $133,719
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$77,128 - $189,453  
   
Bonus
$2,553 - $49,889  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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$77,128 - $206,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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

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

National Average: $140,779

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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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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Program Management

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Program Management Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

National Average
$141,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼38%

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



National Average
$141,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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