Average Program Manager, Engineering with Team Leadership Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Program Manager, Engineering with Team Leadership skills is $115,228.
MEDIAN $115,228
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$80k - $164k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Program Manager, Engineering are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, Medtronic, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $141,388. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp, earning around $125,500 and $124,449, respectively. U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the lowest at around $112,000. Amazon.com Inc and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $117,916 and $119,333, respectively.

Career Paths

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Program Manager, Engineering
Project Manager, Engineering
Technical Program Manager (TPM)
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace
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Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering

Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management, Product Development, Engineering Design, Project Management and Program 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 $79,432 based on 8 salaries. An early career Program Manager, Engineering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,236 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Program Manager, Engineering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,933 based on 186 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, Engineering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,294 based on 282 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,308.
Employees with Program Manager, Engineering in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cupertino, California (22.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Auburn Hills, Michigan (26.2% less), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (13.6% less) and Detroit, Michigan (4.0% less).

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