Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

For Project Managers, annual average wages total $70K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Project Managers spread between $43K and $112K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by career length and location. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Project Managers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,750 - $105,764
$45K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,091
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$15.08 - $51.76
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MEDIAN: $24.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,750 - $105,764  
   
Bonus
$484.99 - $14,616  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,434  
Commission
$989 - $24,249  
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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$42,845 - $112,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9,835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $51.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$20.77 - $56.59  
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
$484.99 - $14,616  
   
Commission
$989 - $24,249  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,434  
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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$42,845 - $112,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,458

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Job Description for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

A project manager (unspecified type/general) oversees designated projects for the company. The position requires planning and developing strategy, including defining the goals and timeline for the project(s) they supervise. The project manager coordinates, documents, and assigns tasks for the project team and provide the team with direction and support. Managing the budget, timeline, and resources for the project are also required. The project manager monitors problems, provides solutions, and implements changes as necessary to ensure the project timeline is followed. He or she also regularly reports the progress to the stakeholders. A project manager may report to a senior project manager.

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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks

  • Assign resources to projects and project objectives and monitor progress.
  • Develop project plans and facilitate resolution of all issues to reach project goals.
  • Manage project budget to reach revenue, cost, and profit targets.
  • Manage and communicate ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance.
  • Participate in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


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There are some Project Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into IT Senior Project Managers, where earnings are an average $112K annually. As Project Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Senior Project Manager of Operationss. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $99K per year. Another common career choice for Project Managers is to move into an Operations Project Manager role. Typically, Operations Project Managers get paid $68K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Project Managers include Kaiser Permanente, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Pearson Education. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $104K. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Boeing Company, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Project Managers earning around $100K, $97K, or $87K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Pearson Education at $62K and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company at $67K, though some Project Managers there earn up to $108K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Budget Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Coordinating. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

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


Project Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. Project Managers see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,494

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Project Managers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Minneapolis and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)?

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in New York:
Pros: My boss is fantastic and is pushing me to gain licenses and certifications to further my career. Allowed the freedom to explore different aspects of the industry the company is involved with in addition to my current workload.
Cons: The long commute to work is awful.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Vancouver:
"Love Hate Relationship!"
Pros: Challenge. Planning. Starting and Completing a Project on time and on budget. Seeing happy customers. The team I work with. Some flexibility with my time and schedule. My own truck to drive to and from work and throughout the day and not having to use my own car.
Cons: I work on average between 55-60 hours a week including weekends. I'm not compensated financially for the hours I work or the success that I've had in my job. Feel like I'm being taken for granted. The job is ultimately about making customers happy and that is almost impossible to do at times so its very stressful.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Hermosa Beach:
Pros: Respect and verbal appreciation from employer. Casual dress and environment while maintaining strict professionalism via the phone and email communications with clients and vendors. The variety of work and processes. Office environment is pleasant.
Cons: Not feeling valued monetarily for all the work I do, the level of trust involved and the amount of additional work I do outside the scope of my job duties.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Missoula:
"Like A Boss."
Pros: The best part about my job is having the freedom to express my own ideas and thoughts through so many different outlets and channels. One day I may be designing a new way to track data, finding trends, calculating and estimating, visualizing how to create a more productive method in labor. The next day, I may need to have a deep conversation with an employee in need of support, encouragement, and leadership. I love that I can use my voice and ideas to help create more efficient strategies. I love how I am able to use my voice to fight for higher wages for my employees, get them safer and more ergonomic and energy saving equipment. I love being able to help people in need get a job, and I love seeing the appreciation and respect that my employees give me the same as I to them. I love being able to create and lead my own team, handpicking the personalities, minds, and talents that I believe will be able to work in sync together to accomplish tasks, objectives, and goals.
Cons: I work a schedule that is extremely volatile and unpredictable. I am never truly sure when I will be working until only days prior, if then. It is hard to create and maintain a regular daily routine or get adequate rest. Consequently, this can sometimes help in developing bad habits.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Florence:
"Project Manger T."
Pros: This company is a great company to work for. I moved up very fast at a very young age.
Cons: Pay I don't think is the best and I work all the time.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in New York:
"Great people and risk culture."
Pros: Work with very intelligent people. Lots of mobility within the company to explore other areas that may interest you. Excellent benefits and paid time off.
Cons: Being a highly regulated institution, often have to do fire drill related activities to accommodate questions associated with being a global systemically important financial institution. There can be lulls where work can slow down, and times where you are working nonstop for 12-15 hours a day. Depends on the time of the year and where you are. There is a very strict corporate hierarchy and job levels that dictate your pay.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Norfolk:
"General project management."
Pros: There is work flexibility but communication needs improvement as well as compensation.
Cons: 50% travel.

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Key Stats for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1836 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲30%

▲21%

▲6%

National Average
$70,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1836 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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