Average Program Project Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Program Project Manager is $82,916.
MEDIAN $82,916
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$50k - $131k
$578 - $20k
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$254 - $15k
$590 - $12k
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$49k - $141k

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Job Description for Program Project Manager

Program Project Manager Tasks
  • Work with all stakeholders to articulate do-able goals, requirements, and schedule.
  • Design, facilitate, and deploy internal and external initiatives to increase visibility or revenue.
  • Create, share, and update project plans and communicate status to clients and management.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical, vendor, and personnel issues with respect to timelines.

Popular Employer Salaries for Program Project Manager

The top respondents for the job title Program Project Manager are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Cisco Systems Inc where the average pay is $120,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc. and Citibank, earning around $103,447 and $101,843, respectively. Sprint Nextel Corporation pays the lowest at around $70,968. Amazon.com Inc and Dell, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $87,429 and $94,813, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Program Project Manager

Skills in Project Management, Program Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Project Manager

An entry-level Program Project Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,186 based on 202 salaries. An early career Program Project Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,952 based on 1,088 salaries. A mid-career Program Project Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,588 based on 1,103 salaries. An experienced Program Project Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,202 based on 1,120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,756.
Employees with Program Project Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (9.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (11.8% less), New York, New York (6.2% less) and Seattle, Washington (0.4% less).

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