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How Much Does a Technical Project Manager Earn In The United States?

Technical Project Manager Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
$70,000
$93,000
$124,000
Technical project managers in the United States make an average salary of $93,588 per year or $44.99 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $70,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $124,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, California, and New Jersey provide the highest technical project manager salaries.
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Where Technical Project Managers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Technical Project Managers Earn In Different Cities?

While a technical project manager can average a salary of $93,588 per year, or $44.99 per hour, there are many opportunities for technical project managers to make more. For example, in San Mateo, CA you might make $106,355 per year. Other high-paying locations include Reston, VA, Jersey City, NJ and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Mateo, CA where the average starting salary is $68,000. The highest paying states for technical project managers include Alaska, Hawaii and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Vermont, Montana, and North Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Mateo, CA
$106,355
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k
2. Reston, VA
$101,330
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k
3. Jersey City, NJ
$101,267
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k
4. Washington, DC
$99,845
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k
5. New York, NY
$94,886
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k
6. Seattle, WA
$92,973
Avg. Salary
$59k
$134k

High Paying Technical Project Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay Technical Project Managers The Most?

To earn a high income as a technical project manager, working for Walmart or Samsung might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Apple and Applied Materials report highly competitive wages for technical project managers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$99k
$162k
Avg. Salary
$99k
$162k
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$99k
$162k
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$99k
$162k
Avg. Salary
$99k
$162k

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    How Much Do Technical Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, technical project manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, technology, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for technical project managers. For example, technical project managers make a whopping average salary of $103,309 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $96,453 at technology companies and $96,114 at professional companies. But technical project managers may want to avoid working in the telecommunication industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $89,683.
    1. Finance
    $103,309
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k
    2. Technology
    $96,453
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k
    3. Professional
    $96,114
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k
    4. Health Care
    $96,021
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k
    5. Manufacturing
    $94,652
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k
    6. Telecommunication
    $89,683
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $116k

    How Experience Affects Technical Project Manager Salaries

    The salary for a technical 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.

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    $109,000
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    $83,480
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    Newark, DE
    03/30/2021
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    $104,287
    $104,287
    03/30/2021
    Technical Project Manager
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    Andover, MA
    Andover, MA
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $156,525
    $156,525
    03/30/2021
    Technical Project Manager (Virtual Work Location)
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    $100,000
    $100,000
    03/27/2021
    Technical Project Manager-Data Engineering
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    Aliso Viejo, CA
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $87,654
    $87,654
    03/27/2021
    Technical Project Manager, Alzheimers Disease
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    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $73,000
    $73,000
    03/25/2021
    Technical Project/Program Manager
    Technical Project/Program Manager
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $114,785
    $114,785
    03/24/2021
    Project Manager/Technology Specialist
    Project Manager/Technology Specialist
    Arlington, VA
    Arlington, VA
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $126,264
    $126,264
    03/24/2021
    Springfield Technical Community College
    Springfield Technical Community College
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    Springfield Technical Community College-Facilities Project Manager-Springfield Technical Communi
    Springfield, MA
    Springfield, MA
    03/21/2021
    03/21/2021
    $65,594
    $65,594
    03/21/2021