Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Pay for Project Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K annually. Cash earnings of Project Managers — including $15K in bonuses, $11K in profit sharing proceeds, and $25K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $44K to approximately $114K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by career length and geographic location. For the most part, Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. There are more male Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,761 - $107,682
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$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,259
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$15.35 - $51.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,761 - $107,682  
   
Bonus
$489.92 - $14,703  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,930  
Commission
$1,017 - $25,210  
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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$43,772 - $113,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13,936
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Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $51.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.58  
Overtime
$21.72 - $58.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.92 - $14,703  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $25,210  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,930  
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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$43,772 - $113,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,043

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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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It's not very common for Project Managers to move on to become IT Senior Project Managers. Average pay for an IT Senior Project Manager is $112K annually. With an annual salary of $99K, Senior Project Manager of Operations is the most common role for Project Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Operations Project Manager role — which usually pays $68K — is also typical for Project Managers, though less common by comparison.

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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Project Managers include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Kaiser Permanente, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Pearson Education. Although Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $112K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum 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.

Pearson Education reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $62K, about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include U.S. Bank at $62K, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company where $67K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Project Managers there earn up to $108K.

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, Budget Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Coordinating. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

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

Pay by Experience for a Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5,799 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 4,357 salaries. An experienced Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 3,825 salaries. A Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 1,441 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,785

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Project Managers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), Denver (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Minneapolis and 3 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 Addison:
Pros: The ability gain real world project management experience.
Cons: My compensation for the my role and title.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Charlotte:
"Love my job."
Pros: I absolutely love my work. It can be frustrating and stressful but nothing compared to past experiences.
Cons: Lack of leadership and processes.

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.

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2711 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

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▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$72,000

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2711 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

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: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%
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