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How Much Does a Program Manager Earn In The United States?

Program Manager Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
$64,000
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$134,000
Program managers in the United States make an average salary of $93,374 per year or $44.89 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $64,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $134,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, California, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia provide the highest program manager salaries.
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Where Program Managers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where program managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Program Managers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, California and Delaware, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for program managers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Alaska.
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$85,667
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High Paying Program Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay Program Managers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a program manager, being employed by a company such as McKinsey & Company or First Republic Bank would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Stripes and Headstrong also report highly competitive salaries for program managers.
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Program Manager Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Program Manager Salaries

    The salary for a program manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Program Manager Salaries

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    Program Manager II-Civil Space
    Program Manager II-Civil Space
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO
    03/30/2021
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    $149,000
    $149,000
    03/30/2021
    Customs and Border Protection
    Customs and Border Protection
    Program Manager (Requirements)
    Program Manager (Requirements)
    Program Manager (Requirements)
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $122,530
    $122,530
    03/30/2021
    Wing Inspection Program Manager
    Wing Inspection Program Manager
    Flowood, MS
    Flowood, MS
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $55,000
    $55,000
    03/30/2021
    Program Manager
    Program Manager
    Marlborough, MA
    Marlborough, MA
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $146,090
    $146,090
    03/30/2021
    Supervisory Program Manager
    Supervisory Program Manager
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $117,064
    $117,064
    03/29/2021
    Program Manager
    Program Manager
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $108,885
    $108,885
    03/29/2021
    Program Manager II
    Program Manager II
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $61,113
    $61,113
    03/28/2021
    Katerra
    Katerra
    Warranty Program Manager
    Warranty Program Manager
    Warranty Program Manager
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale, AZ
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    03/28/2021
    Warranty Program Manager
    Warranty Program Manager
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    03/28/2021
    Katerra
    Katerra
    Warranty Program Manager
    Warranty Program Manager
    Warranty Program Manager
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    03/28/2021