Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Median pay for Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $61K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Project Managers generally range from $38K to $99K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and location. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Project Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,798 - $94,485
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$40K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,284
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$14.04 - $41.64
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,798 - $94,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
Profit Sharing
$262.07 - $9,857  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,356  
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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$38,448 - $99,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $41.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.45 - $51.38  
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 - $10,333  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,356  
Profit Sharing
$262.07 - $9,857  
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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$38,448 - $99,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 784
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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

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

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


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Though some Project Managers move into positions like IT Senior Project Manager (where the average salary is $111K), this progression is not the norm. When Project Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Project Managers or Construction Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $25K and $9K, respectively.

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


Project Managers flock to Kaiser Permanente, AT&T Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, and U.S. Bank, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $85K.

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


Project Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Process Improvement, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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

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


For Project Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. For Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Project Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $77K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,213

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

For Project Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (7 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Reviews

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

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 manage."
Pros: There is work flexibility but communication needs improvement as well as compensation.
Cons: More than 25% travel.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Portland:
"Being a Translation Project Manager."
Pros: I love finding her vendors to support our business and working with clients. There is always something new to learn.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in San Diego:
Pros: Learning new things as I go along. I like the flexibility and ability to telecommute. I work with a manager and director who provide great support to our team.
Cons: There are some system applications that need to be updated or replaced.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries




Budget Management
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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$61,000

Microsoft Excel
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 983 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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