Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Project Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. The final incomes of Project Managers generally vary between $44K and $115K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $12K, and $27K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and location. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Project Managers. There are more male Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,950 - $108,617
$46K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,650
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$15.38 - $51.40
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$51
MEDIAN: $24.87
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$0$115K
Salary $45,950 - $108,617
Bonus $488.68 - $14,784
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,607
Commission $1,033 - $27,404
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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$44,001 - $115,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16,851
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $15.38 - $51.40
Hourly Tips $3.96
Overtime $21.77 - $57.88
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $488.68 - $14,784
Commission $1,033 - $27,404
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,607
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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$44,001 - $115,017
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,501

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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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Though some Project Managers move into positions like IT Senior Project Manager (where the average salary is $112K), this progression is not the norm. 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.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Project Managers. Although Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) leads the field in pay with a median salary of $112K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $81K on the low end all the way up to $181K at the top. 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 lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary just about half of the top paying company's median ($62K). 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)


Survey results imply that Project Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Budget Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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: $72,122

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Project Managers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+15 percent), Denver (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Austin (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, 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 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 San Francisco:
"Continuously interesting."
Pros: Each day provides new challenges. Great perks. Fun atmosphere.
Cons: Constant expansion means constant growing pains. Pay is low compared to area standards.

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 Ames:
"Always Busy/Never Dull."
Pros: Rewarding to finish projects and make clients happy.
Cons: Very busy and sometimes pushed to the limit.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Elgin:
Pros: Growing company, with room for entry level employees to be promoted.
Cons: Stingy company.

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.

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3400 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲27%

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$72,000

▼17%

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3400 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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