Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Average pay for a Senior Program Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $115K per year. In the world of Senior Program Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $26K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $21K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $72K and $165K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Senior Program Managers is high. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Senior Program Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,193 - $150,382
$69K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $115,917
10%
50%
90%

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$54.04 - $66.81
$62
MEDIAN: $61.50
50%

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$0$164K
Salary $69,193 - $150,382
Bonus $2,013 - $25,509
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,260
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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$69,830 - $164,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 377
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $61.50
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$164K
Bonus $2,013 - $25,509
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,260
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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$69,830 - $164,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

The senior program manager (unspecified type/general) is responsible for the management of specific programs and projects within the organization. Their main objective is to ensure that projects are completed on time, stay within budget, and meet all of the customer's requirements. Senior program managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their specific programs and projects, which typically includes program scheduling, planning, and pricing. Some senior program managers may also help manage other program workers and establish standard operating procedures to help control any risks associated with the programs. They also monitor key program performance metrics and perform quality and cost control initiatives and reviews. In addition, senior program managers perform ongoing research to find and develop best practices for project management.

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Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks

  • Develop, implement and manage strategic project plan and budget.
  • Plan and lead inter- and external organizational meetings.
  • Collaborate with corporate leaders and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and assess cross-departmental teams.

Common Career Paths for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


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Senior Program Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Aviation Program Manager may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Aviation Program Managers on average bring home $102K.

Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


Pay for Senior Program Managers is the lowest at Amazon.com Inc, which has a median salary of $129K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $167K.

Popular Skills for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Program Development, Strategic Project Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Budget Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and People Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Program Management also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 197 salaries. A Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 85 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,731

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Program Managers, 38 percent above the national average. Senior Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+28 percent), Bellevue (+15 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Irvine (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and New York (17 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General)

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲15%

National Average
$123,000

▼2%

▼15%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Senior Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲8%

Program Development
▲6%

Strategic Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$123,000




Strategic Planning
▼7%


People Management
▼16%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼23%

Budget Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%