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Project Leader, General Salary (United States)

A Project Leader, General earns an average salary of $74,295 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Microsoft Project is associated with high pay for this job.
Project Leader, General Salary (?
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$45,166 - $118,085
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MEDIAN: $74,294
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Project Leader, General Salary (?
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$12.29 - $31.48
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,166 - $118,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $13,000  
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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$41,048 - $123,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$0.08 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $13,000  
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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$41,048 - $123,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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
  • 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.
  • Manage projects, including schedules, staff, documentation, and deliverables.
  • Review changes to projects and communicate necessary steps to handle those changes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, General

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Pay Difference By Location

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$73,000
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Experience Affects Project Leader, General Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Project Leader, General Salaries

Microsoft Project
up arrow 14%
National Average
$73,000
Microsoft Excel
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%