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Working As A Program/Project Manager

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $112,020

    Average Salary

What Does A Program/Project Manager Do

A Program/Project Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating various programs and projects. They prepare and implement action plans, apply production, productivity, and quality standards, determine system improvements, and manage the program’s budget.

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Program/Project Manager Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Project Manager 3.6 years
Program Manager 3.4 years
Delivery Manager 3.1 years
Project Analyst 3.0 years
Project Leader 2.8 years
PMO Manager 2.5 years
Project Specialist 2.5 years
Project Team Lead 2.5 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 3.7%
Manager 3.4%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.6%
Manager 1.9%
Director 1.4%

Program/Project Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

60.9%

Female

36.3%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

76.4%

Asian

12.2%

Hispanic or Latino

8.4%

Unknown

2.2%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.1%

French

9.9%

Chinese

7.9%

Portuguese

6.0%

German

5.3%

Arabic

5.3%

Carrier

4.6%

Mandarin

4.0%

Italian

3.3%

Cantonese

3.3%

Korean

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Hebrew

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Romanian

1.3%

Dutch

1.3%

Croatian

1.3%

Cherokee

0.7%

Malay

0.7%

Tamil

0.7%
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Program/Project Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.1%

George Washington University

16.7%

Villanova University

8.0%

University of Maryland - University College

5.0%

Webster University

5.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

Stanford University

4.6%

New York University

3.9%

George Mason University

3.2%

Capella University

3.2%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

3.0%

Georgia State University

3.0%

University of Kansas

3.0%

Northeastern University

3.0%

Syracuse University

2.7%

Michigan State University

2.7%

Troy University

2.7%

Walden University

2.7%

University of Houston

2.7%

Colorado Technical University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

31.2%

Project Management

14.6%

Computer Science

8.6%

Management

7.1%

Finance

4.6%

Electrical Engineering

3.8%

Computer Information Systems

3.6%

Information Technology

3.1%

Information Systems

2.8%

Marketing

2.6%

Mechanical Engineering

2.2%

Communication

2.1%

Management Information Systems

2.0%

Education

1.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.9%

Accounting

1.9%

Computer Engineering

1.6%

Psychology

1.5%

Engineering

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

39.3%

Bachelors

35.6%

Other

13.7%

Certificate

4.6%

Associate

3.6%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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Real Program/Project Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engrg Project/Program MGR Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 16, 2013 $160,000 -
$180,000
Consultant Program/Project Manager (Non-Technical) EMC Corporation Palo Alto, CA Nov 02, 2015 $160,000
Principal Program-Project Manager Seagate Us LLC Cupertino, CA Jan 02, 2013 $156,042 -
$180,003
Program and Project Management Senior Manager Accenture LLP Atlanta, GA Sep 15, 2015 $150,000
Project/Program, Manager Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 24, 2016 $145,000
Project/Program, Manager Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 01, 2016 $135,000
Principal Program/Project Manager Seagate Us LLC Fremont, CA Jan 04, 2013 $134,784 -
$158,391
Global Quality Program/Project Manager Lam Research Corporation Fremont, CA Jun 01, 2016 $131,934 -
$189,000
Manager Program/Project Southern California Edison Rosemead, CA Jun 15, 2014 $130,175
Manager Program/Project Southern California Edison Rosemead, CA Feb 15, 2016 $130,175
Project/Program Manager Interactive Data Pricing & Reference Data Inc. Santa Monica, CA May 22, 2015 $125,000
Project/Program Manager 4 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 06, 2011 $124,583
Staff Program/Project Manager Seagate Us LLC Scotts Valley, CA Jul 08, 2016 $120,390
Program/Project Management-Manager Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Mateo, CA Feb 10, 2014 $120,000
Automation Project/Program Manager General Motors Company Detroit, MI Jun 02, 2014 $102,877
Project/Program Manager III Sprint Nextel Corporation Overland Park, KS May 29, 2012 $102,752
Program Manager External Projects Market Leader Inc. Kirkland, WA Sep 27, 2012 $102,000 -
$112,000
Program/Project Manager, ESO Dolnet Alm Professional Services, LLC Washington, DC Sep 30, 2012 $100,000
Program/Project Manager, ESO Dolnet Alm Professional Services LLC Washington, DC Sep 30, 2012 $100,000
Program Manager/Project Manager ISHI Systems Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 02, 2013 $100,000
Program Manager/Project Manager ISHI Systems, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Apr 27, 2011 $100,000
Program/Project Manager Accenture LLP Chicago, IL Dec 12, 2013 $90,974
Program/Project Manager Accenture LLP Seattle, WA Nov 08, 2013 $90,974
Project/Program Manager Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Austin, TX Nov 30, 2012 $90,650 -
$120,000
Project/Program Manager Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Austin, TX Nov 27, 2012 $90,650 -
$120,000
Project/Program Manager Majescomastek Erie, PA May 11, 2012 $90,427
Project Manager, Strategic Management Program Deere & Company Fuquay-Varina, NC Oct 01, 2011 $90,000 -
$110,000
Principal Program/Project Manager EMC Corporation Hopkinton, MA Jun 15, 2012 $90,000
Project/Program Manager II Navistar, Inc. Lisle, IL Jul 01, 2013 $89,545 -
$94,549

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Top Skills for A Program/Project Manager

ProjectManagementProjectDeliverablesProjectStatusProjectScopeProjectPlansInfrastructureFinancialEnsureComplianceResourceManagementStrategyWebPMOPortfolioProgramManagementDatabaseProcessImprovementBusinessProcessSharepointSdlcArchitecture

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Top Program/Project Manager Skills

  1. Project Management
  2. Project Deliverables
  3. Project Status
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Identified working team and gained members' buy in of project management role and goals of the projects.
  • Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings.
  • Assist in the definition of Project scope, objectives and terms of reference, involving all relevant stakeholders.
  • Developed project plans, time and resource estimates, and set priorities within the team using appropriate tools and processes.

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Program/Project Manager Videos

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