Project Leader, General Salary

The average General Project Leader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $72K annually. Cash earnings for General Project Leaders — including $15K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $116K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up a slight majority of General Project Leaders (54 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Project Leaders. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,869 - $110,568
$42K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,782
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$12.00 - $30.81
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$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,869 - $110,568  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,914  
Profit Sharing
$73.08 - $13,178  
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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$37,935 - $115,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$6.00 - $48.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,914  
   
Profit Sharing
$73.08 - $13,178  
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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$37,935 - $115,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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 do not often transition into Aviation Program Manager roles. The role averages $102K per year. An Operations Manager role is the most common promotion for General Project Leaders moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $59K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for General Project Leaders is a Software Development Project Manager position, where earnings are usually $87K.

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Popular Skills for Project Leader, General


Survey results show that General Project Leaders use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $59K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $82K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For General Project Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $90K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Project Leader, General

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Project Leader, General Salaries

▲25%

▲18%

▲12%

National Average
$73,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Project Leader, General Salaries




Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

Leadership
▼2%



Microsoft Access
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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