Program Manager, IT Salary

Average pay for IT Program Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($111K). In the world of IT Program Managers, overall income ranges from $75K near the bottom to $161K at the top; this can include more than $23K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most IT Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. IT Program Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$73,007 - $147,219
$73K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,491
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50%
90%

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$34.78 - $99.20
$35
$65
$99
MEDIAN: $65.29
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$0$162K
Salary $73,007 - $147,219
Bonus $1,969 - $22,883
Profit Sharing $361 - $15,339
Commission $1,750
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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$75,642 - $162,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,044
Hourly Data $0$121
Hourly Rate $34.78 - $99.20
Overtime $21.14 - $122
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $1,969 - $22,883
Commission $1,750
Profit Sharing $361 - $15,339
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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$75,642 - $162,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 262

Job Description for Program Manager, IT

An information technology (IT) program manager is an administrative position for a company with an IT department. This position incorporates elements of managerial work and technical skill, with the manager directing a team of IT specialists. A typical day for an IT program manager include meetings with subordinates, general oversight of the IT workspace, and collaboration with other departments.

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Program Manager, IT Tasks

  • Develop and maintain plans, policies, and procedures for all project phases.
  • May drive and participate in design, development and implementation.
  • Work closely with developers and testers to ensure functional designs and also assigns duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project personnel.

Program Manager, IT Pay By Employer

$0$178K

Microsoft Corp
42 profiles
$104,344

Amazon.com Inc
42 profiles
$92,520

$108,386

Nordstrom, Inc.
24 profiles
$92,520

$118,534

Google, Inc.
19 profiles
$119,655

$90,234

$120,552

$104,796

$71,898

Common Career Paths for Program Manager, IT


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In very rare cases, certain IT Program Managers become IT Senior Program Managers. The second group earns a median annual income of $135K, which is a little higher. Going from IT Program Manager to Information Technology Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Information Technology Directors is $103K. Many others choose to work as Directors of Information Technology Program Management, where pay is typically $131K.

Program Manager, IT Job Listings

Popular Skills for Program Manager, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Most people experienced in Program Management also know Strategic Project Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Program Manager, IT

Pay by Experience for a Program Manager, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Manager, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 319 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Manager, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 496 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 954 salaries. A Program Manager, IT 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 332 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,438

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

IT Program Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. IT Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Raleigh, 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Houston (12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Program Manager, IT Reviews

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

Program Manager, IT in Orlando:
"IBM GS - overall a good place to work."
Pros: Knowledge base. I work with some amazing people, and there is a plethora of resources. Opportunities. If you want to move within the company, there are plenty of opportunities.
Cons: Easy to get overwhelmed. The company will take full advantage of you.

Program Manager, IT in Kansas City:
"Retail Tax Office Technology."
Pros: Scope of responsibility, expansive group of offices, quality leadership with solid support, major initiatives, rapidly changing environment,
Cons: Adjusting to rapidly changing priorities.

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Key Stats for Program Manager, IT

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 422 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Program Manager, IT Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$118,000

▼8%

▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 422 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%