Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

The average Project Manager in the United States earns approximately $70K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $15K, $10K, and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Project Managers can bottom out near $43K or top out at around $113K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by tenure and location. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,995 - $106,592
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MEDIAN: $70,496
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$15.23 - $51.42
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MEDIAN: $24.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,995 - $106,592  
   
Bonus
$486.48 - $14,635  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,303  
Commission
$1,003 - $23,620  
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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$43,138 - $112,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10,820
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Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $51.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.37  
Overtime
$21.29 - $57.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.48 - $14,635  
   
Commission
$1,003 - $23,620  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,303  
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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$43,138 - $112,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,598

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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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Project Managers sometimes assume positions such as IT Senior Project Managers. That role pays $112K per year on average. The most common career progression for Project Managers leads to becoming a Senior Project Manager of Operations, where average pay is $99K annually. However, many Project Managers also opt to become Operations Project Managers. Typically, an Operations Project Manager brings home $68K.

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


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Kaiser Permanente, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Pearson Education are among the top companies that take on many Project Managers. Employees of Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $112K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $81K to $181K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Boeing Company, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where Project Managers typically earn around $102K, $95K, or $90K, respectively.

With a median salary of only $62K (just about half of the top paying company's median), Pearson Education lags significantly in the earnings department. Other low-paying employers include U.S. Bank 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)


Project Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Relationship Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Coordinating. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. Project Managers bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,893

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Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Project Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. Workers in Minneapolis and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Reviews

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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
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2049 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲29%

▲21%

▲6%

National Average
$71,000

▼16%

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2049 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
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: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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