Average Program Manager, IT Salary

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The average salary for a Program Manager, IT is $111,766.
MEDIAN $111,766
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$72k - $146k
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$495 - $20k
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$75k - $162k

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Job Description for Program Manager, IT

Program Manager, IT Tasks
  • Work closely with developers and testers to ensure functional designs and also assigns duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project personnel.
  • May drive and participate in design, development and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain plans, policies, and procedures for all project phases.
The top respondents for the job title Program Manager, IT are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $123,111. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc, earning around $117,168 and $115,664, respectively. Nordstrom, Inc. pays the lowest at around $93,476. Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Amazon.com Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,000 and $95,499, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Program Manager, IT. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Program Manager, IT
Project Manager, Information Technology ...
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Popular Skills for Program Manager, IT

Skills in Program Management, Leadership and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology (IT) Support and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Manager, IT

An entry-level Program Manager, IT with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,110 based on 129 salaries. An early career Program Manager, IT with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,676 based on 619 salaries. A mid-career Program Manager, IT with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,667 based on 869 salaries. An experienced Program Manager, IT with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,097 based on 1,543 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,367.
Employees with Program Manager, IT in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (8.9% less), Austin, Texas (6.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.0% less).

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