Average Program Manager, Engineering Salary

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The average salary for a Program Manager, Engineering is $112,591.
MEDIAN $112,591
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$78k - $162k

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Job Description for Program Manager, Engineering

Program Manager, Engineering Tasks
  • Coordinate projects, budgets, proposals, and contracts throughout the organization.
  • Prepare and review documentation including policies, templates, specifications and technical reports.
  • Manage customer expectations, documenting requirements and changes, creating proposals and modifying bids.
  • Develop and train engineers in testing protocols and quality control measures.

Popular Employer Salaries for Program Manager, Engineering

The top respondents for the job title Program Manager, Engineering are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, Microsoft Corp and Medtronic, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $143,115. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medtronic, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $124,273 and $122,133, respectively. Amazon.com Inc pays the lowest at around $106,240. Google, Inc. and Microsoft Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $119,878 and $121,596, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering

Skills in Program Management, Team Leadership and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Manager, Engineering

An entry-level Program Manager, Engineering with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,662 based on 107 salaries. An early career Program Manager, Engineering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,444 based on 505 salaries. A mid-career Program Manager, Engineering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,271 based on 742 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, Engineering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,732 based on 1,036 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,610.
Employees with Program Manager, Engineering in their job title in Cupertino, California earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (24.9% more) and San Diego, California (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (8.7% less).

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