AARP Digtal Project Program Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Digtal Project Program Manager make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Digtal Project Program Manager at companies like AARP in the United States is $171,784 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $144,498 and $199,069. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does a Digtal Project Program Manager do at companies like AARP?

Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP.

Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 


The Program/Project Manager reports to the Director, Digital Services and is a multifaceted professional that leads the execution of complex digital programs and projects.  This role works with multiple digital and business teams, including Digital Product Design, QA, Digital Marketing, AARP Business Partners, Consumer Care and other teams.  Products and deliverables often span digital platforms which include our website, enterprise CMS, mobile, voice, and AARP Consumer Care channels.


The role serves as an action and results oriented team member who plays a leading role within Digital Strategy and Membership (DSM) to deliver best in class digital solutions that meet our customer experience standards and drive AARP business goals.


Responsibilities include:

  • Identify, coordinate, and manage stakeholders and resources for projects (including budgets).
  • Interpret and understand business needs and objectives, and how they map to Enterprise priorities and the AARP Dashboard.  Effectively lead groups of subject matter experts in discussions and problem-solving activities to advance delivery of scalable and efficient digital solutions.  Partner with design and technical staff to translate business needs into application and operational requirements.  
  • Create and manage multiple work streams for a program/project, coordinating across multiple teams and dependencies within and among projects to meet delivery deadlines
  • Identify key decisions and risks, and facilitate their solutions.
  • Manage stakeholder communications and expectations throughout the process.  Create and maintain project plans and accompanying documentation. This includes a formal project plan and written business communications,
  • Plan and carry out quality tests and checks on digital deliverables, troubleshoot issues, and work with technical staff to resolve problems.
  • Utilize knowledge of digital technology in order to organize and execute work with technical and business teams; to include large scale content management systems, industry standard identity and security solutions, and mobile l solutions.
  • Identify creative solutions that satisfy the business needs and align with our digital strategy, platforms, and best practices.  Articulate and execute on digital strategies that support business deliverables.



  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of relevant experience, including digital project management and client management experience.  An MBA is desired but not required.

  • Demonstrated project team leadership skills.

  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and work collaboratively.

  • Able to work independently, and with limited oversight from a manager to deliver timely, quality solutions.

  • PMP certification desired.

  • Experience with an established, large scale CMS (e.g., AEM, etc) as well as Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Office Products. 

  • Demonstrated experience working in an Agile environment that employs customer experience principles and design thinking.  

Benefits Offered

 AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Digtal Project Program Manager in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $144,498 to $199,069 with an average total cash compensation of $171,784. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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