Project Management Officer Salary

Project Management Officers in the United States take home an average $70K 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 (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Though the majority of Project Management Officers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,258 - $143,978
MEDIAN: $70,206

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$44,031 - $161,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.

Project Management Officers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $61K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Project Management Officers make a median salary of $87K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $128K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Project Management Officer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Project Management Officer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


48 %
52 %

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: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%