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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Program/Project Manager Salary

$99,747 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$47.96 hourly

Entry level Salary
$73,000 yearly
$73,000
10 %
$99,747
Median
$134,000
90 %

How much does a Program/Project Manager make?

Program/project managers make $99,747 per year on average, or $47.96 per hour, in the United States. Program/project managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $73,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $134,000.

Location impacts how much a program/project manager can expect to make. Program/project managers make the most in California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Oregon.

Highest Paying States For Program/Project Managers

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

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Program/Project Manager average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Oregon$110,486$53.121,537
2New Jersey$116,489$56.002,361
3California$119,447$57.439,535
4Washington$107,090$51.493,768
5Delaware$109,507$52.65365
6Connecticut$111,052$53.39980
7Pennsylvania$114,277$54.942,824
8New York$107,496$51.684,189
9Ohio$104,974$50.472,635
10Massachusetts$104,916$50.442,826
11North Carolina$104,894$50.432,487
12Wisconsin$101,963$49.021,485
13Rhode Island$98,631$47.42420
14Michigan$102,072$49.071,976
15Tennessee$102,687$49.371,386
16Georgia$101,284$48.692,805
17Utah$94,247$45.311,046
18District of Columbia$101,415$48.761,067
19Missouri$100,818$48.471,294
20Virginia$95,381$45.863,271
21Nebraska$92,961$44.69619
22Kentucky$99,272$47.73712
23Texas$94,285$45.335,341
24Hawaii$97,875$47.06268
25Idaho$91,918$44.19475
26Kansas$93,588$44.99682
27New Hampshire$88,562$42.58518
28Maryland$91,128$43.811,882
29New Mexico$87,027$41.84558
30West Virginia$89,474$43.02298
31Florida$91,162$43.833,547
32Illinois$89,763$43.163,120
33North Dakota$82,226$39.53335
34Nevada$85,855$41.28580
35Alabama$89,693$43.12889
36Maine$87,468$42.05337
37Montana$84,524$40.64346
38Colorado$88,805$42.691,610
39South Carolina$88,012$42.31930
40Arizona$85,596$41.151,610
41Minnesota$83,349$40.072,001
42Indiana$85,415$41.061,375
43South Dakota$81,769$39.31229
44Alaska$86,857$41.76167
45Vermont$84,174$40.47169
46Iowa$82,222$39.53754
47Oklahoma$83,131$39.97579
48Louisiana$84,011$40.39563
49Arkansas$79,167$38.06618
50Mississippi$80,235$38.57383
51Wyoming$79,377$38.16121

Highest Paying Cities For Program/Project Managers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$129,778$62.39
2Jersey City, NJ$116,218$55.87
3Philadelphia, PA$114,968$55.27
4Hillsboro, OR$110,625$53.19
5Hartford, CT$110,216$52.99
6New York, NY$108,057$51.95
7Seattle, WA$107,910$51.88
8Columbus, OH$105,389$50.67
9Boston, MA$104,860$50.41
10Charlotte, NC$103,685$49.85
11Detroit, MI$102,628$49.34
12Saint Louis, MO$102,510$49.28
13Alpharetta, GA$101,591$48.84
14Washington, DC$101,471$48.78
15McLean, VA$95,640$45.98

Program/Project Manager Salary Details

Program/Project Manager Salary

What is a Program/Project Manager's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$134,000$11,167$64
75th Percentile$116,000$9,667$56
Average$99,747$8,312$48
25th Percentile$85,000$7,083$41
10th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Manager, Program Management$124,150$10,346$59.69271,873
Project Manager/Scrum Master$103,245$8,604$49.6499,027
Information Technology Project Manager$100,468$8,372$48.30207,249
Manager, Project Management$106,292$8,858$51.10263,655
Operations Program Manager$110,676$9,223$53.21319,602
Project Manager/Team Lead$97,140$8,095$46.70172,739

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (54)
  2. Dell Jobs (52)
  3. Citi Jobs (30)
  4. AT&T Jobs (145)
  5. Intel Jobs (53)

Which Companies Pay Program/Project Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for program/project managers are Meta and Google according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Lattice Semiconductor and Morgan Stanley report highly competitive wages for program/project managers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$144,107$69.287554
2Google$138,742$66.701032
3Lattice Semiconductor$131,972$63.45
4Morgan Stanley$127,812$61.4580
5Square$126,045$60.6023
6Dell$126,007$60.5873
7The TJX Companies$121,277$58.3130
8LinkedIn$120,752$58.0511
9Citi$120,105$57.74562
10Intel$118,491$56.97147
11Cognizant$115,409$55.49151
12ManpowerGroup$115,318$55.4428
13Southern California Edison$114,390$55.0040
14Pacific Northwest National Laboratory$114,239$54.92354
15Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory$113,799$54.712
16Amd$113,552$54.5941
17Apple$113,520$54.581002
18BNY Mellon$112,891$54.27100
19Northrop Grumman$112,787$54.22601
20Seagate Technology$112,203$53.9415

How Much Do Program/Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a program/project manager salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays program/project managers an average salary of $110,059

  2. The telecommunication industry pay $108,383

  3. The lowest paying industry for program/project managers is the government industry. Program/project managers in this industry earn an average salary of $100,120

Highest Paying Industries For Program/Project Managers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$110,059$52.91
2Telecommunication$108,383$52.11
3Retail$106,451$51.18
4Finance$106,436$51.17
5Professional$106,194$51.05
6Government$100,120$48.13

High Paying Program/Project Manager Jobs

Program/Project Manager Salary Trends

The salary for a program/project 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.

Average Program/Project Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Program/Project Manager Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$99,700$47.96+4.1%
    2021$95,700$46.00+1.3%
    2020$94,400$45.41+1.7%
    2019$92,800$44.62+0.6%
    2018$92,200$44.35+0.1%

    Recently Added Program/Project Manager Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Accenture Federal ServicesProject/Program ManagerHerndon, VA05/28/2022$110,500
    Sounds TrueProject Manager, Programs and EventsLouisville, CO05/27/2022$60,000
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Space Program Project Manager (Cargo Mission Contract)Webster, TX05/26/2022$74,750
    University of PennsylvaniaProject Manager, Penn Resilience ProgramPhiladelphia, PA05/23/2022$42,953
    Sand Cherry AssociatesProgram/Project Manager, Internet, IP, Voice & Networking ProductsDenver, CO05/22/2022$100,000
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Energy Efficiency Project and Program ManagerNew York, NY05/21/2022$74,750
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Energy Efficiency Project and Program ManagerNewport, RI05/21/2022$74,750
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Energy Efficiency Project and Program ManagerNew Haven, CT05/21/2022$74,750
    State of GeorgiaOffice of Program Delivery-Project MGR (Non-It) 1-Gsp110-PG L-Program Manager (Non-It) 1Atlanta, GA05/21/2022$60,000
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Energy Efficiency Project and Program ManagerFramingham, MA05/21/2022$74,750

    Program/Project Manager Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Program/Project Managers the most?

    California pays Program/Project Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $119,447 per year, or $57.43 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Program/Project Manager?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Program/Project Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $116,489 per year.

    What type of Program/Project Manager gets paid the most?

    Manager, Program Management gets paid the most. Manager, Program Management made a median salary of $124,150. The best-paid 10 percent make $144,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $106,000.

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