Project Management Officer Salary

Project Management Officers in the United States take home an average $69K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Project Management Officers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Project Management Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,644 - $145,502

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$43,644 - $145,502  
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$43,400 - $167,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Project Management Officer

Project management officers are in charge of effectively managing projects for their organization, including keeping track of progress and ensuring activities' completion. Generally, these managers coordinate a team of professionals to reach company objectives on deadline. They must identify project needs, develop a detailed timeline for completion, delegate tasks, and implement changes to teams and processes as needed. They must work within budget constraints and follow company procedures in all tasks, as well as incorporate other managers' feedback into the project as required. They must share relevant information with other divisions or managers in their organization, monitor expenditures, and create detailed reports for upper management.


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Pay by Experience Level for Project Management Officer

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

For many Project Management Officers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $61K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $72K. Project Management Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $117K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Project Management Officer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%