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How Much Does a Senior Program Associate Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$59,000
$37,000
$59,000
$93,000
The average senior program associate makes about $59,065 per year. That's $28.4 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $37,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $93,000. Many of senior program associates seem to be drawn to non profits and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior program associates tend to work at technology, pharmaceutical, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, New Jersey and California pay senior program associates the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Program Associates Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Senior Program Associates Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a senior program associate is roughly $59,065 per year, which boils down to $28.4 per hour. Interestingly enough, senior program associates have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $77,875 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $37,000. Additionally, senior program associates make more than the average salary in Hamilton, NJ, Seattle, WA, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL, and Arlington, VA. On a more broad level, senior program associate salaries are highest in Alaska, New Jersey, California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, and Virginia. On the contrary, Indiana, Wyoming, and Maine offer the lowest senior program associate salaries.
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range53k - 113k$78k$77,875

Hamilton, NJ

Salary Range50k - 104k$73k$73,018

Seattle, WA

Salary Range51k - 97k$71k$71,191

Houston, TX

Salary Range50k - 94k$69k$69,100

Chicago, IL

Salary Range48k - 93k$67k$67,421

Arlington, VA

Salary Range46k - 93k$66k$65,955

Boston, MA

Salary Range45k - 88k$63k$63,443

New York, NY

Salary Range43k - 89k$62k$62,182

Washington, DC

Salary Range42k - 86k$61k$60,562

Saint Joseph, MO

Salary Range43k - 79k$59k$58,793
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$113k

High Paying Senior Program Associate Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Program Associates The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior program associate, working for Google or Harris might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Sears Holdings and GlaxoSmithKline report highly competitive salaries for senior program associates.
Company
Average Salary
Google
Salary Range113k - 139k$126k$126,240
Harris
Salary Range110k - 136k$123k$122,881
Sears Holdings
Salary Range102k - 120k$111k$111,378
GlaxoSmithKline
Salary Range103k - 116k$110k$109,830
Salesforce
Salary Range93k - 127k$109k$108,908
Accenture
Salary Range98k - 118k$108k$107,897
Procurian USA
Salary Range87k - 120k$103k$102,604
Bioverativ
Salary Range85k - 113k$99k$98,572
Publicis Sapient
Salary Range86k - 105k$95k$95,394
Merrill Lynch
Salary Range78k - 110k$93k$93,142
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$139k

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    How Much Do Senior Program Associates Make In Different Industries?

    Senior program associate salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, pharmaceutical, and non profits companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a senior program associate can make a yearly salary of $91,579 while working for technology companies. All the while, other senior program associates are making $87,002 at pharmaceutical companies and $71,313 at non profits companies. One industry senior program associates may want to avoid is the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $51,215.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range73k - 114k$92k$91,579

    Pharmaceutical

    Salary Range73k - 103k$87k$87,002

    Non Profits

    Salary Range56k - 89k$71k$71,313

    Health Care

    Salary Range53k - 83k$67k$66,710

    Education

    Salary Range43k - 60k$51k$51,215
    $43k
    $114k

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