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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Technical Project Manager Salary

$103,042 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

$49.54 hourly

Entry level Salary
$77,000 yearly
$77,000
10 %
$103,042
Median
$136,000
90 %

How much does a Technical Project Manager make?

Technical project managers make $103,042 per year on average, or $49.54 per hour, in the United States. Technical project managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $77,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $136,000.

Location impacts how much a technical project manager can expect to make. Technical project managers make the most in Washington, California, Delaware, Oregon, and New Hampshire.

Highest Paying States For Technical Project Managers

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

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Technical Project Manager average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$117,667$56.573,198
2Oregon$111,049$53.391,305
3Idaho$107,880$51.87499
4North Dakota$107,410$51.64271
5Delaware$114,670$55.13333
6California$116,361$55.949,072
7New York$108,892$52.354,289
8Nevada$104,297$50.14614
9Rhode Island$102,202$49.14372
10Virginia$104,517$50.253,009
11New Hampshire$110,675$53.21388
12New Jersey$109,203$52.502,132
13Pennsylvania$102,111$49.093,228
14Wisconsin$100,003$48.081,555
15Minnesota$99,289$47.742,071
16Connecticut$106,073$51.00899
17Texas$95,077$45.716,626
18Massachusetts$102,604$49.332,596
19Ohio$97,713$46.982,816
20Arizona$97,028$46.651,774
21Illinois$98,325$47.273,584
22District of Columbia$100,210$48.18899
23North Carolina$92,741$44.592,985
24Maryland$106,380$51.141,515
25Michigan$93,888$45.141,982
26South Dakota$94,137$45.26200
27Nebraska$88,941$42.76619
28Alabama$93,882$45.14749
29New Mexico$90,049$43.29545
30Utah$88,788$42.69918
31West Virginia$91,155$43.82254
32Florida$91,123$43.813,934
33Georgia$86,652$41.662,986
34Indiana$85,742$41.221,535
35Iowa$87,067$41.86725
36South Carolina$87,666$42.15953
37Maine$87,266$41.95283
38Colorado$85,727$41.211,625
39Kansas$83,006$39.91754
40Louisiana$85,952$41.32527
41Missouri$82,813$39.811,450
42Tennessee$80,194$38.551,439
43Montana$84,880$40.81237
44Kentucky$81,505$39.19784
45Arkansas$80,464$38.68614
46Oklahoma$83,182$39.99530
47Vermont$80,915$38.90189
48Wyoming$82,553$39.69106
49Hawaii$78,685$37.83186
50Alaska$74,731$35.93217
51Mississippi$78,536$37.76315

Highest Paying Cities For Technical Project Managers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$126,216$60.68
2Seattle, WA$119,053$57.24
3Portland, OR$110,792$53.27
4New York, NY$109,366$52.58
5Jersey City, NJ$109,361$52.58
6Reston, VA$106,257$51.09
7Philadelphia, PA$102,938$49.49
8Boston, MA$102,414$49.24
9Washington, DC$100,176$48.16
10Milwaukee, WI$100,157$48.15
11Minneapolis, MN$99,434$47.80
12Chicago, IL$98,785$47.49
13Phoenix, AZ$97,187$46.72
14Columbus, OH$96,756$46.52
15Houston, TX$96,554$46.42

Technical Project Manager Salary Details

Technical Project Manager Salary

What is a Technical Project Manager's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$136,000$11,333$65
75th Percentile$119,000$9,917$57
Average$103,042$8,587$50
25th Percentile$88,000$7,333$42
10th Percentile$77,000$6,417$37

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Release Manager$102,119$8,510$49.1038,547
Project Leader$94,549$7,879$45.46221,165
Project Manager/Scrum Master$103,245$8,604$49.6499,027
Project Management Lead$101,042$8,420$48.58158,441
Technical Team Lead$88,021$7,335$42.32254,215
Project Manager/Team Lead$97,140$8,095$46.70172,739

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (75)
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jobs (124)
  3. AT&T Jobs (177)
  4. Bank of America Jobs (306)
  5. American Express Jobs (241)

Which Companies Pay Technical Project Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for technical project managers are Bank of the West and BNY Mellon according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Citi and Palo Alto Networks report highly competitive wages for technical project managers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Bank of the West$158,036$75.9835
2BNY Mellon$153,285$73.69130
3Citi$151,963$73.06452
4Palo Alto Networks$144,250$69.35110
5Gap Inc.$142,467$68.4917
6Zoom Video Communications$138,496$66.58
7Microsoft$137,283$66.001087
8Expedia Group$137,188$65.9666
9Meta$137,134$65.934293
10Slalom$134,822$64.82
11Barclays$134,445$64.6428
12Google$133,455$64.16676
13eBay$133,035$63.9614
14Square$132,649$63.7721
15Twilio$131,957$63.4432
16WarnerMedia$130,363$62.6718
17Morgan Stanley$128,959$62.0060
18Groupon$128,111$61.592
19Anthology$127,932$61.51
20Proofpoint$127,119$61.11102

How Much Do Technical Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

Technical project manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, telecommunication, and technology industries tend to offer much higher salaries for technical project managers. For example, technical project managers make a whopping average salary of $108,051 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $103,686 in the telecommunication industry and $98,743 in the technology industry.

Technical project managers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $97,598.

Highest Paying Industries For Technical Project Managers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$108,051$51.95
2Telecommunication$103,686$49.85
3Technology$98,743$47.47
4Professional$97,893$47.06
5Manufacturing$97,760$47.00
6Retail$97,598$46.92

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Technical Project Manager Salary Trends

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.

Technical Project Manager Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$48,600$23.34
Mid Level$94,200$45.27
Senior Level$165,000$79.09

Average Technical Project Manager Salary Over Time

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

    Technical Project Manager Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$103,000$49.54+3.3%
    2021$99,600$47.91+2.3%
    2020$97,400$46.82+1.9%
    2019$95,500$45.91+2.3%
    2018$93,300$44.87+1.5%

    Recently Added Technical Project Manager Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerAugusta, ME06/01/2022$91,600
    City of Raleigh North CarolinaTechnology Project ManagerRaleigh, NC06/01/2022$71,602
    Arrow Electronics, Inc.Technical Project ManagerLeawood, KS06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerDes Moines, IA06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerWashington, DC06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow Electronics, Inc.Technical Project ManagerHelena, MT06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerFrankfort, KY06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerItasca, IL06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerLondonderry, NH06/01/2022$91,600
    Arrow ElectronicsTechnical Project ManagerDover, DE06/01/2022$91,600

    Technical Project Manager Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Technical Project Managers the most?

    Washington pays Technical Project Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $117,667 per year, or $56.57 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Technical Project Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $116,361 per year.

    What type of Technical Project Manager gets paid the most?

    Senior Project Manager gets paid the most. Senior Project Manager made a median salary of $114,030. The best-paid 10 percent make $134,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $96,000.

    Can I make 100k as a project manager?

    Yes, you can make 100k as a project manager. While the average yearly salary in the United States is around $75,000, some project managers earn as much as $150,000.

    This salary is three times the average college graduate salary in 2021.

    What is a technical project manager's salary?

    A technical project manager's average salary is $110,000, not including stock options and bonuses. The typical range in salary for this role is between $96,000 - $125,000 and can go upwards from there.

    What is the job of a technical project manager?

    The job of a technical project manager is responsible for having technical expertise that allows for smooth planning, development, and delivery of products according to client or company vision.

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