$121,059
Avg. Salary
$60.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$12,173

Bonus

$7,840

Profit Sharing

$17,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Technical Program Manager (TPM) is $60.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Technical Program Manager (TPM) is $121,059 per year.

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MEDIAN $121,059
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$0$173K
Salary $79,281 - $156,549
Bonus $3,120 - $26,087
Profit Sharing $1,381 - $26,356
Commission $17,500
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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$81,295 - $173,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,761
Hourly Data $0$15K
Hourly Rate $22.90 - $92.53
Overtime $31.25 - $15,075
Annual Data $0$173K
Bonus $3,120 - $26,087
Commission $17,500
Profit Sharing $1,381 - $26,356
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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$81,295 - $173,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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.

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: $129,149

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.

Technical Program Manager (TPM) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Program Manager (TPM)?

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in Seattle:
Pros: people watching
Cons: the traffic/commute

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in Palo Alto:
"Very political company."
Pros: Beautiful campus.
Cons: Lots of favoritism and politics. Management doesn't listen to people below them because they think they know it all.

Technical Program Manager (TPM):
Co-workers are great, but managers can be very bad. Lots of politics. High-level management has no clue how much the lower levels latch on to what they *think* the executive wants. You are punished if your top goal is doing the right thing for the company. Compensation good. Benefits ok. Campus is beautiful.

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in Los Angeles:
"Going strong in 2019."
Pros: Great weather and lots of places to exercise
Cons: The traffice

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in Menlo Park:
"Long commute."
Pros: Less commute than going to the city
Cons: Lack of neighbors

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in St. Paul:
"Responsibilities still include technical engineering work."
Be ready to work a lot!

Technical Program Manager (TPM) in Nairobi:
"Trust God in all things."
Work well with your team.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$129,000

▼5%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salaries


Leadership
▲11%

Java
▲8%




▲3%

SQL
▲1%

National Average
$129,000

Product Development
▼2%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▼2%




Software Development Lifecycle
▼18%

Technical Analysis
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 6%