Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for program managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 117,668 program managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 47.1% of all program managers are women, while 52.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed program manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of program managers is White (65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.7%), Asian (8.9%) and Black or African American (7.6%).
  • Program managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $110,079, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
  • Rhode Island is the best state for program managers to live.
  • Program managers are 54% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Program Manager Statistics By Gender

47.1% of program managers are women and 52.9% of program managers are men.

  • Male, 52.9%
  • Female, 47.1%

Program Managers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male52.9%
Female47.1%

Gender Pay Gap For Program Manager

Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$97,166
female-income
Female Income
$89,249

Program Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the program manager position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Program Manager Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201058.75%41.25%
201159.10%40.90%
201258.67%41.33%
201359.34%40.66%
201458.18%41.82%
201557.97%42.03%
201657.53%42.47%
201756.73%43.27%
201856.55%43.45%
201954.25%45.75%
202054.21%45.79%
202152.87%47.13%

Program Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Community Health Nursing Director7%93%
Early Childhood Services Coordinator7%93%
Tourist Home Keeper8%92%
Program Manager53%47%
Station Superintendent98%2%
Agronomy Research Manager98%2%
Pipeline Superintendent99%1%

Program Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among program managers is White, which makes up 65.5% of all program managers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 65.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.7%
  • Asian, 8.9%
  • Black or African American, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 4.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Program Manager Race

Program Manager RacePercentages
White65.5%
Hispanic or Latino12.7%
Asian8.9%
Black or African American7.6%
Unknown4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Program Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among program managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Program Manager Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.63%7.40%6.60%10.23%
201173.86%7.47%6.56%9.87%
201272.97%7.47%6.87%10.42%
201372.90%7.17%7.35%10.32%
201472.01%7.41%7.41%10.80%
201571.40%7.56%7.66%10.99%
201671.38%7.34%7.68%10.99%
201770.46%7.35%8.27%11.31%
201870.52%7.22%8.22%11.40%
201969.95%7.11%8.15%12.09%
202067.41%7.29%8.41%12.23%
202165.46%7.57%8.93%12.69%

Program Manager Wage Gap By Race

Asian program managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american program managers have the lowest average salary at $92,005.
$108,000
$105,000
$102,000
$99,000
$96,000
$93,000
$90,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$95,754
White$97,192
Black or African American$92,005
Asian$106,387
Hispanic or Latino$95,082

Average Age of a Program Manager

We determined the average age of program managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Program Manager Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4948
Unknown4644
Asian4342
Hispanic or Latino4443
White4847
American Indian and Alaska Native4849

Program Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of program manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of program managers is 40+ years old, which represents 71% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Program Manager Age

Program Manager YearsPercentages
40+ years71%
30-40 years24%
20-30 years5%

Types of Program Manager Degree Levels

The most common degree for program managers is bachelor's degree 66% of program managers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 19% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 66%
  • Masters, 19%
  • Associate, 9%
  • Doctorate, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Program Managers By Education

Program Manager DegreePercentages
Bachelors66%
Masters19%
Associate9%
Doctorate1%
Other Degrees5%

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Program Manager Wage Gap By Education

Program managers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $124,161 annually. With a Masters degree, program managers earn a median annual income of $117,589 compared to $105,064 for program managers with an Bachelors degree.
$129,000
$120,000
$111,000
$102,000
$93,000
$84,000
$75,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$83,027
Master's Degree$117,589
Bachelor's Degree$105,064
Doctorate Degree$124,161
Some College/ Associate Degree$87,199

Program Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where program managers work. We found most program managers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most program managers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire program managers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Program Manager Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees8%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees21%
> 10,000 employees54%

The Types Of Companies Program Manager Work In

Employees with the program manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most program managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Program Manager Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education10%
Public54%
Private29%
Government8%

Top Industries Hiring Program Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ program managers. Those industries include technology, health care and professional.

Fortune 500

Technology

Health Care

Professional

Education

Program Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

Program Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of program managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Program Manager Unemployment Rate By Year

YearProgram Manager Unemployment Rate
20104.97%
20114.42%
20123.85%
20133.27%
20142.84%
20152.50%
20162.36%
20172.12%
20182.02%
20191.92%
20203.30%
20213.33%

The Average Number of Years That Program Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 103,091 program managers resumes, we figured out that the average program manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Program Manager Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year14%
1-2 years38%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years7%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Program Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to program managers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
HSE Manager4.08%22,562
Slot Manager8.19%1,012
Postal Supervisor9.30%3,856
Program Manager9.67%-
Assistant Director, Communications11.54%36,340
Clinical Services Director11.66%127,948
Student Support Services Director14.16%126,554

Program Manager LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
HSE Manager4.08%22,562
Slot Manager8.19%1,012
Postal Supervisor9.30%3,856
Assistant Director, Communications11.54%36,340
Clinical Services Director11.66%127,948
Student Support Services Director14.16%126,554

Foreign Languages Spoken By Program Managers

The most common foreign language among program managers is Spanish at 46.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.1% and German is the third-most popular at 5.7%.

  • Spanish, 46.8%
  • French, 13.1%
  • German, 5.7%
  • Chinese, 5.1%
  • Mandarin, 4.1%
  • Other, 25.2%

Program Manager Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish46.8%
French13.1%
German5.7%
Chinese5.1%
Mandarin4.1%
Other25.2%

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Program Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Program Managers Earn The Most?

Program managers earn the most in California, where the average program manager salary is $103,085. The map here shows where program managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Program Managers?

By looking through more than 103,091 resumes, we found that the most popular places for program managers are New York, NY and Atlanta, GA.

Number of Program Managers

Number Of Program Manager Jobs By State

Where Are Program Managers In High Demand?

Program managers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 422 job openings for program managers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country program managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Program Manager Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Program Managers Are Female?

46.8% of program managers are female in the United States. This is 2.3 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female program managers has increased by 4.5 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 62,724 female program managers in the U.S. and 71,302 male program managers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 134,026 people with the specific job title of program manager and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Program Manager Are There In The Us?

There are over 117,668 Program Managers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Program Managers Are Black?

7.6% of Program Managers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Program Managers?

Most a are White, with 65.5% of Program Managers belonging to this ethnicity. 12.7% of Program Managers are Hispanic or Latino, 8.9% of Program Managers are Asian, 7.6% of Program Managers are Black or African American, 4.7% of Program Managers are Unknown, and 0.6% of Program Managers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Program Manager Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Program Manager jobs are male - dominated. 52% of Program Managers are male, and 47% are female, so there are more male Program Managers than female Program Managers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Program Manager?

The average Program Manager is 47 years old. 71% of Program Managers are 40+ years old or older, 24% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 5% are between 20-30 years old

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