Google is known to pay rewarding salaries for disciplines across the board. The hiring standards, however, are extremely high, with a meager 1-2% of applicants landing an offer. The Technical Program Manager position is a senior role that requires individuals to leverage both experience and excellence to achieve specific goals.
Technical Program Managers play an extremely important role in leading and driving multi-disciplinary projects that involve complex technical applications. Right from ideation to execution and delivery, Program Managers work closely with engineering teams to ensure projects see their end.
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Technical Program Managers need to have a wide spectrum of skills to be able to meet the demands of their role. Here’s what a Program Manager at Google typically does:
To be considered for the TPM role at Google, you should have the following qualifications:
The table below lists the salaries of Technical Program Managers at Google across different tier levels. TPMs at Google start from a default tier-level of L3.
As is evident from the table, as you progress across tier levels, your salary’s stock and bonus components also increase.
As you can see in the chart below, the pay for Technical Program Managers increases significantly as the number of years of experience grows.
Below are the components in Technical Program Manager salaries:
Base Salary: The base salary is the fixed component of your salary. The base component is independent of other components and increases as you reach higher tier levels.
Stock Option: Stock options are offered to Google Technical Program Managers with a vesting period, usually stretching up to 4 years. The vesting schedules for Google’s Restricted Stock Units are as follows:
Bonus: The bonus component is part of the total compensation and varies depending on the tier level. Senior positions at Google are offered higher stock units.
Below are some other benefits offered to Technical Program Managers at Google:
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