How much does a Program Manager make in the United States? The average Program Manager salary in the United States is $147,389 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $126,850 and $169,184. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Program Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Program Manager Salary $108,151 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Program Manager Salary $126,850 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Program Manager Salary $147,389 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Program Manager Salary $169,184 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Program Manager Salary $189,027 US September 25, 2023
25% $126,850 10% $108,151 90% $189,027 75% $169,184 $147,389 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Program Manager

Program Manager coordinates and monitors the scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of company programs. Negotiates and prepares contracts by considering the financial conditions, resources, and contractual requirements. Being a Program Manager develops new business and expands product line. Ensures adherence to master plans and schedules, develops solutions to program problems, and directs work of incumbents assigned to program from various departments. Additionally, Program Manager ensures projects are completed on time and within budget. Acts as advisor to program team regarding projects, tasks, and operations. Prepares proposals to win new programs. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a department head. The Program Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Program Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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