Average Mid-Career Program Manager, Engineering Salary

$102,271
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,829
Bonus
$15,000
Commission
$5,734
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Program Manager, Engineering is $102,271.
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$77k
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$102k
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$136k
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MEDIAN $102,271
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Salary
$77k - $136k
Bonus
$2k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$298 - $25k
Commission
$0 - $15k
Total Pay
$78k - $148k

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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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $138,004. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medtronic, Inc., earning around $129,260. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pays the lowest at around $78,694. Hewlett-Packard Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,500.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Program Manager, Engineering. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Program Manager, Engineering
Project Manager, Engineering
Technical Program Manager (TPM)
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering

Skills in Program Management, Team Leadership, Product Development and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 36 salaries. An early career Program Manager, Engineering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,444 based on 421 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, Engineering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,732 based on 969 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 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (25.5% more) and San Francisco, California (22.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (11.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,048 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
20.6%
Experienced
47.3%
Late Career
30.4%