Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salary

Wages for Technical Program Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($120K) per year. In the world of Technical Program Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $27K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $81K and $173K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Program Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Technical Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$79,107 - $154,206
$79K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $120,605
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50%
90%

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$21.84 - $92.05
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$92
MEDIAN: $59.11
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$0$171K
Salary $79,107 - $154,206
Bonus $2,887 - $25,733
Profit Sharing $988 - $29,696
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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$81,358 - $171,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,634
Hourly Data $0$152
Hourly Rate $21.84 - $92.05
Overtime $31.50 - $152
Annual Data $0$171K
Bonus $2,887 - $25,733
Profit Sharing $988 - $29,696
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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$81,358 - $171,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Technical program managers (TPMs) are in charge of handling all aspects of technical projects for their organization. They are responsible for initiating programs, following their progress, and serving as support providers in case issues arise. They coordinate efforts among workers and outside vendors, as well as develop effective schedules and suggest action items that still need to be complete to successfully complete the project.

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Technical Program Manager (TPM) Tasks

  • Drive new products and features through the development process.
  • Gather and create product requirements and specifications.
  • Make sure project meets deadlines and is completed within budget.
  • Review and test code to ensure it works properly.
  • Provide technical leadership, but not line management of cross functional teams.

Technical Program Manager (TPM) Pay By Employer

$0$162K

Amazon.com Inc
165 profiles
$128,714

Google, Inc.
52 profiles
$138,037

Microsoft Corp
25 profiles
$125,289

$131,215

Facebook Inc
14 profiles
$127,773

$99,750

EMC Corporation
10 profiles
$78,854

$98,830

$119,792

Nordstrom, Inc.
7 profiles
$110,011

Common Career Paths for Technical Program Manager (TPM)


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Technical Program Managers who take a Technical Product & Program Manager role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Technical Product & Program Managers is usually $100K.

Technical Program Manager (TPM) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Technical Program Manager (TPM)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Software Development, Leadership, Java, and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Technical Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Software Development Lifecycle and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Program Management are also skilled in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Pay by Experience for a Technical Program Manager (TPM) has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Program Manager (TPM) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Program Manager (TPM) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 252 salaries. An experienced Technical Program Manager (TPM) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $138,000 based on 385 salaries. A Technical Program Manager (TPM) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 122 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,122

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

Home to some of the best pay for Technical Program Managers, Palo Alto offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Technical Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Mountain View (+20 percent), Cupertino (+11 percent), San Jose (+10 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Menlo Park and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 11 percent less than the median.

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Key Stats for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$128,000

▼4%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries


Leadership
▲11%

Java
▲9%




▲3%

SQL
▲2%

National Average
$128,000

Risk Management / Risk Control
▼1%

Product Development
▼2%




Software Development Lifecycle
▼17%

Technical Analysis
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 5%