Average Experienced Program Manager, Engineering Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Program Manager, Engineering is $119,732.
MEDIAN $119,732
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$90k - $166k

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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 Medtronic, Inc., Apple Computer, Inc and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $170,891. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Medtronic, Inc., earning around $138,652 and $125,765, respectively. Steris Corp. pays the lowest at around $117,188. General Electric Co (GE) and Amazon.com Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $119,004 and $121,265, respectively.

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
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Popular Skills for Program Manager, Engineering

Skills in Program Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, 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 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. A mid-career Program Manager, Engineering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,271 based on 575 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 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (21.9% more) and San Diego, California (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Troy, Michigan (10.2% less), Detroit, Michigan (8.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.7% less).

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