Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Program Manager make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$96,014 / yrTotal Pay
$88,867 / yrBase Pay
$7,147 / yrAdditional Pay

$96,014

 / yr
$61K$151K
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The estimated total pay for a Program Manager is $96,014 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $88,867 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $7,147 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Program Manager in San Diego, CA

$96,014 /yr
Program Manager
$158,051 /yr
Senior Program Manager
$149,319 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Program Manager in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Program Director Salaries with median pay of $72,229, IT Program Manager Salaries with median pay of $148,254, Senior Program Manager Salaries with median pay of $158,051, Technical Program Manager Salaries with median pay of $151,901.

Top Paying Companies

For a Program Manager in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Program Manager in San Diego, CA. Employers include Google, Amazon Web Services and TuSimple.

1
Google
$203,437/yr
7
Intuit
$173,200/yr
9
pSemi
$172,849/yr
10
Apple
$172,729/yr

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Program ManagerSee 951 salaries from this location

$173,923

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$168,200

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$173,200

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$107,899

 / yr

$146,235

 / yr

$164,082

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$176,118

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$169,034

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$88,095

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$157,307

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$127,318

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$117,646

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Top Paying Industries

For a Program Manager in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Program Manager in San Diego, CA are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $176,118, Information Technology with a median total pay of $172,729, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $169,180, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $157,307, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $155,644.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$176,118

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$172,729

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$169,180

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$157,307

    7% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$155,644

    6% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

The top paying company in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Program Manager is Illumina.

IlluminaIllumina$176,118/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Product & Project Management?

Product and project management roles help companies operate efficiently, run programs and develop new products. Organization and communication skills are important for product and project managers. Experience and specialization within specific markets or products can help job seekers stand out. Additionally, product and project management roles are very diverse, so data, design or market research skills can help open up more opportunities.

How does the Program manager salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Program manager in US is $96,347 per year based on 39,620 salary contributions, which is 18.66% less than the salary for a Program manager in San Diego, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Program manager gets the highest compensation are Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Wells Fargo & Company and Novartis AG. Bigger companies typically pay 33.95% more than smaller companies for a Program manager.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$181,100

/yr

$158K | $24K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$107,000

/yr

$104K | $3K

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$150,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$147,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Program Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$68,600

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago

Program Manager pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Program Manager is $88,867 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 61064 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Program Manager employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Program Manager in San Diego, CA is $138,343 per year.

The lowest salary for a Program Manager in San Diego, CA is $57,085 per year.

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