The average General Project Leader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K per year. Cash earnings for General Project Leaders — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $117K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Project Leaders. Women General Project Leaders who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,911 - $111,673
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MEDIAN: $72,084
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$11.56 - $29.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,911 - $111,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$72.27 - $13,395  
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$37,767 - $116,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$72.27 - $13,395  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,767 - $116,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Project Leader, General

A general project leader is responsible for developing plans and timelines for prospective projects and delegating work to the project team as needed. This gives the project leader significant authority over members of the project team, which may involve leading discussions on any element of the project, approving prospective project changes, and providing incentives for good performance. Additionally, the general project leader is responsible for ensuring that projects are completed in a timely and consistent manner, staying within company constraints related to budget and risk management. Project leaders report project progress and related financial information to their supervisors on a regular basis.

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Project Leader, General Tasks

  • Manage projects, including schedules, staff, documentation, and deliverables.
  • Review changes to projects and communicate necessary steps to handle those changes.
  • Review strategies and create plans to develop products or services within a proposed budget.
  • Conduct research to formulate approaches, compare services to competitors and identify appropriate actions.

Common Career Paths for Project Leader, General


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General Project Leaders may progress into high-paying roles like Aviation Program Manager, where median compensation is $102K annually. More often than not, an Operations Manager role is the next step for General Project Leaders moving up in the field. Pay for Operations Managers is usually $59K. Many General Project Leaders choose to take on a Software Development Project Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $86K.

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Popular Skills for Project Leader, General


Survey results imply that General Project Leaders put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, General

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many General Project Leaders, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $90K on average.

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Key Stats for Project Leader, General

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Project Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Project Leader, General Salaries




Leadership
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National Average
$71,000




Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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