Project Leader, General Salary

The average General Project Leader in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K per year. Total incomes of General Project Leaders incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $114K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for General Project Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of General Project Leaders (51 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,607 - $108,647
$43K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,224
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50%
90%

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$11.92 - $30.89
$12
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.20
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$0$113K
Salary $42,607 - $108,647
Bonus $-0.49 - $14,914
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,277
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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$39,242 - $113,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $30.89
Overtime $12.16 - $36.90
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $-0.49 - $14,914
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,277
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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$39,242 - $113,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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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Though some General Project Leaders move into positions like Aviation Program Manager (where the average salary is $102K), this progression is not the norm. General Project Leaders go on to become Operations Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $59K. General Project Leaders who move into a Software Development Project Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $87K.

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Popular Skills for Project Leader, General


Survey results suggest that General Project Leaders put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, General

Pay by Experience for a Project Leader, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Leader, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Leader, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Project Leader, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 70 salaries. A Project Leader, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Leader, General

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Project Leader, General Salaries

▲28%

▲21%

▲16%

National Average
$71,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Project Leader, General Salaries




Project Management
▲3%

Leadership
▲1%

National Average
$71,000



Microsoft Access
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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