Engineering Program Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Provides support and/or lead teams through the Engineering development process and implementation of company's products. Projects are typically shorter-term, less complex and more contained with a defined time frame. Programs are typically longer-term, multi-functional, multi-project with complex requirements and effort. Manage activities, resource capability, schedules, budgets, and ensure cross company communications to facilitate product completion on schedule within budget. Work with engineering management to identify and improve process and program efficiencies.
There were 91 Engineering Program Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3699 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Engineering Program Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Engineering Program Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $112,477.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $108,964.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Engineering Program Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $98,835.
Education and Experience
Posted Engineering Program Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Engineering Program Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||5%|
|3 to 5 years||48%|
|6 to 8 years||21%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Engineering Program Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (42%)
- Planning (41%)
- Problem Solving (25%)
- Creativity (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Program Management (75%)
- Project Management (43%)
- Scheduling (34%)
- Budgeting (29%)
- Product Development (19%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Planning and Development Skills (14%)
- Atlassian JIRA (12%)
- Quality Management (8%)
- Confluence (8%)
- Change Management (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Systems Development (6%)
- Lifecycle Management (6%)
- Hardware Experience (5%)
- PPM Tools (5%)
- Computer Engineering (4%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Cloud Engineering (1%) – marginal value $5,601
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Engineering Program Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Senior Engineering Program Manager - Opportunity For Working Remotely
- Senior Engineering Program Manager
- Engineering Manager II
- Director Of Systems Engineering
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Quality Engineering Manager
- Product Engineering Manager
- Electronics Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
- Director of Engineering
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Operations Engineering Manager
- Mechanical Engineering Manager
- Aerospace Engineering Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Engineering Program Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Apple Inc. (337)
- Vmware Incorporated (234)
- Medtronic (131)
- Microsoft Corporation (130)
- Google Inc. (83)
- Microsoft Corporation (9)
- Vmware Incorporated (7)
- Deloitte (6)
- Cisco Systems Incorporated (4)
- Jm Huber Corporation (4)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!