Technical Product & Program Manager Salary

Technical Product & Program Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $103K per year on average. In the world of Technical Product & Program Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $22K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $70K and $153K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Technical Product & Program Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,857 - $143,425
$69K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $103,754
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$18.49 - $90.00
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MEDIAN: $60.16
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$0$156K
Salary $68,857 - $143,425
Bonus $1,631 - $23,600
Profit Sharing $293.61 - $19,574
Commission $21,500
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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$70,433 - $156,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 711
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $18.49 - $90.00
Overtime $39.00
Annual Data $0$156K
Bonus $1,631 - $23,600
Commission $21,500
Profit Sharing $293.61 - $19,574
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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$70,433 - $156,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Technical Product & Program Manager

A technical product and program manager must consistently monitor the planning and progress of a multitude of programs. They can work in many fields and may expect to focus on productivity, as well as directly monitoring quality. A technical product and program manager works from the beginning of a project or program and see that project through monitoring and completion. They are responsible for ensuring the entirety of the project goes smoothly and as planned. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills are essential for this position; a technical product and program manager is also a leader and must be comfortable in a leadership role.

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Technical Product & Program Manager Tasks

  • Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production.
  • Plans and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.
  • Define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment.

Common Career Paths for Technical Product & Program Manager


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At the upper end, Technical Product & Program Managers who move into a Senior Program Manager of Software Applications role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $129K per year. Given that the median pay is $102K, it may be surprising to find that an Aviation Program Manager is the most common role for Technical Product & Program Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Technical Program Manager role — which pays $119K — is also typical for Technical Product & Program Managers, though less common by comparison.

Technical Product & Program Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Product & Program Manager


Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp., Amazon.com Inc, Expedia, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are among the top companies that take on many Technical Product & Program Managers. General Electric Co (GE) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $167K.

Popular Skills for Technical Product & Program Manager


Technical Product & Program Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Software Development Management, Business Analysis, and Product Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Product Marketing, and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to know Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Product & Program Manager

Pay by Experience for a Technical Product & Program Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Product & Program Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 200 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Product & Program Manager 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 262 salaries. An experienced Technical Product & Program Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 275 salaries. A Technical Product & Program Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 130 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,571

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

For those looking to make money, Technical Product & Program Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Technical Product & Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Technical Product & Program Managers is geography, with workers in Minneapolis earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Chicago (15 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Product & Program Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Product & Program Manager?

Technical Product & Program Manager in San Francisco:
"It's demanding, rewarding, and unfortunately political at ti."
Pros: Scope of work, team, high exposure.
Cons: Corporate structure, option dilution, false promises.

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Key Stats for Technical Product & Program Manager

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

National Average
$110,000

▼5%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Technical Product & Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲15%


Software Development Management
▲6%



Agile
▲1%

National Average
$110,000









Product Marketing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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