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. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$70,969 - $145,459
$71K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $110,362
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$31.62 - $99.74
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MEDIAN: $67.45
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$0$160K
Salary $70,969 - $145,459
Bonus $1,961 - $22,801
Profit Sharing $499.44 - $15,600
Commission $1,550
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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$73,612 - $160,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,573
Hourly Data $0$110
Hourly Rate $31.62 - $99.74
Overtime $20.00 - $110.01
Annual Data $0$160K
Bonus $1,961 - $22,801
Commission $1,550
Profit Sharing $499.44 - $15,600
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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$73,612 - $160,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.

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 Employer Salaries for Program Manager, IT


Dominating the field, Amazon.com Inc, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Accenture are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of IT Program Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) — the median salary there is $152K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $83K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $193K. Soaring salaries can also be found at TIAA-CREF, Dell, Inc., and Accenture, where earnings of $149K, $131K, or $129K are standard for IT Program Managers.

Offering only $91K on average, IBM Global Services seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $54K on the lower end and $188K on the higher end. Other low-paying employers include Nordstrom, Inc. at $98K and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $101K, though some IT Program Managers there earn up to $147K.

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: $117,653

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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Program Manager, IT Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$118,000

▼7%

▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 12%
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