Average Program Manager, Engineering with Engineering Design Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Program Manager, Engineering with Engineering Design skills is $113,272.
MEDIAN $113,272
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$76k - $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 Apple Computer, Inc, General Electric Co (GE) and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $140,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Microsoft Corp, earning around $127,743 and $117,498, respectively. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pays the lowest at around $78,694. Proterra and Amazon.com Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $94,000 and $112,800, respectively.

Career Paths

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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 Budget Management, 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 $76,601 based on 8 salaries. An early career Program Manager, Engineering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,603 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Program Manager, Engineering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,516 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, Engineering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,709 based on 206 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,757.
Employees with Program Manager, Engineering in their job title in Cupertino, California earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (15.3% more) and San Francisco, California (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (22.4% less), Detroit, Michigan (20.5% less) and Auburn Hills, Michigan (16.1% less).

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