Project Leader, General Salary

General Project Leaders in the United States can expect to earn an average of $77K annually. In the world of General Project Leaders, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $127K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $17K and $11K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for General Project Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of General Project Leaders (62 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,744 - $120,188

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$12.05 - $31.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,744 - $120,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,232  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $11,000  
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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$41,274 - $126,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $31.13  
   
Overtime
$0.01 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,232  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $11,000  
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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$41,274 - $126,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.

Common Career Paths for Project Leader, General


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For General Project Leaders, progressing to an Aviation Program Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Aviation Program Manager can earn $101K annually. 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 $86K.

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Popular Skills for Project Leader, General


General Project Leaders report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, 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 Word and Microsoft Office 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

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of General Project Leaders. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $108K.

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Experience Affects Project Leader, General Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Project Leader, General Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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