$111,623
Avg. Salary
$50.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,776

Bonus

$5,193

Profit Sharing

$5,896

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Program Manager, Engineering is $50.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Program Manager, Engineering is $111,623 per year.

$25.83
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$80.71
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MEDIAN $50.51
$76k
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$112k
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$149k
90%
MEDIAN $111,623
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$0$160K
Salary $76,261 - $149,432
Bonus $1,968 - $20,394
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,040
Commission $5,896
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).
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$77,625 - $160,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,535
Hourly Data $0$80
Hourly Rate $25.83 - $80.71
Overtime $30.41 - $76.75
Annual Data $0$160K
Bonus $1,968 - $20,394
Commission $5,896
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,040
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).
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$77,625 - $160,310
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

Job Description for Program Manager, Engineering

An engineering project manager coordinates all technical activities of assigned programs. This responsibility includes planning, scheduling, and managing personnel and engineering work to ensure effective coordination of projects. Additionally, the engineering project manager is responsible for the monitoring engineering work for compliance to industry standards, company practices, and customer specifications. The engineering project manager must possess sufficient technical knowledge of their programs to identify problems, provide guidance to staff, and be sure the work product fulfills requirements.

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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.

Program Manager, Engineering Pay By Employer

$0$201K

$142,850

Microsoft Corp
40 profiles
$122,029

Medtronic, Inc.
26 profiles
$124,751

Amazon.com Inc
16 profiles
$114,524

$103,846

$130,000

$118,079

Google, Inc.
13 profiles
$119,878

$119,925

$136,027

Common Career Paths for Program Manager, Engineering


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While not commonly seen, Engineering Program Managers who transition into a Director of Engineering position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Directors of Engineering is $142K per year. With an annual salary of $129K, Senior Program Manager of Software Applications is the most common role for Engineering Program Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Aviation Program Manager role — which usually pays $102K — is also typical for Engineering Program Managers, though less common by comparison.

Program Manager, Engineering Job Listings

Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering


Engineering Program Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Engineering, Team Leadership, Business Development, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in Engineering Design and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Manager, Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Program Manager, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Manager, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Manager, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 375 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 576 salaries. A Program Manager, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 318 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,752

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Engineering Program Managers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Engineering Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cupertino (+30 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Troy, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Auburn Hills and Houston (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Program Manager, Engineering Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Program Manager, Engineering?

Program Manager, Engineering in Plano:
"Solid Company."
Pros: Great ethics, committed to the cause, L-3 considers the employees.
Cons: None.

Program Manager, Engineering in Mansfield:
"Challenging."
Pros: The level of challenge and work needed to be successful is motivating an highly rewarding.
Cons: The hours and travel affect my family.

Program Manager, Engineering in Provo:
Pros: The people I work with. The technology.
Cons: Priorities constantly change. Non existent pay scales.

Program Manager, Engineering in Plano:
"Ethically Driven to Provide Products and Services."
Pros: Cutting edge technology, ethics are paramount, top down culture of stewardship with the responsibility to the country and the warfighter.
Cons: Compensation lower than private sector.

Program Manager, Engineering in Salt Lake City:
"Good pay, bad raises. Work is as hard as you want it to be."
Pros: I've worked at NGC for six years as an ME and it honestly is as hard or as easy as you want it to be. I've had times where I made myself extremely busy and I've had times where I took it easy. As an EPM now it is out of my control, it is extremely busy and I have no choice but to try to keep up while going to school full-time. It is hard, but I know it is temporary and will be worth it in the end.
Cons: Repetetiveness/boredom, corporate red-tape, lack of profit sharing, same thing every day...

Program Manager, Engineering in Agoura Hills:
"Forward Looking Risk Management."
90% of what you should be doing is risk management. Keep looking forward, surface risks, and determine viable risk reduction methodologies.

Program Manager, Engineering in Dayton:
"What It Takes To Advance In Career Field."
If you want to design new things, not manage others to do it, I would not work as a program manger. Career advancement is limited if you do not seem to manage others in doing the design and analysis work.

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Key Stats for Program Manager, Engineering

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 403 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Program Manager, Engineering Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$117,000

▼10%

▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 403 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 6%