The average Project Management Officer in the United States earns approximately $73K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Project Management Officers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,653 - $141,914  
   
Bonus
$1,079 - $70,939  
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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$44,373 - $129,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$37.03  
   
Overtime
$40.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,079 - $70,939  
   
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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$44,373 - $129,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Project Management Officers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $63K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Project Management Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $108K.

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Experience Affects Project Management Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Project Management Officer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$76,000

Program Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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