The average salary for an Entry-Level Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) is $59,798 per year. A skill in Microsoft Project is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,311 - $85,233
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MEDIAN: $59,798
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$13.88 - $35.90
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MEDIAN: $20.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,311 - $85,233  
   
Bonus
$205.29 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$125.84 - $9,654  
Commission
$1,003 - $30,913  
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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$38,722 - $88,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $35.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$19.04 - $47.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$205.29 - $10,084  
   
Commission
$1,003 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$125.84 - $9,654  
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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$38,722 - $88,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 735

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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Baltimore:
"Gov't Contracting Always Changing."
Must stay on top of your feet when working with Gov't Personnel and Subcontractors to bring the meeting of the minds both in design and concept to fruition.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Long Beach:
"Tips on how to be a great project manager."
My advice would be to always be one step ahead of the jobs and your co-workers. To take the time to schedule the right foreman and employees for certain jobs. Also to gain respect instead of fear from your co-workers.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in St. Cloud:
Mostly coordination, communication and paperwork (digital). Technical knowledge is helpful, but the advancement of technical knowledge after getting into project management is theory and not gained through practical experience.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Omaha:
"Find value and charge for it."
My advice is to at first just get your foot in the door. The first year or so just really dedicate yourself to fitting in and helping where needed while keeping an eye out for something you might be more interested in. Once you find that something, capitalize on it. The goal is to make yourself as valuable as possible. For me it was using my expert Excel knowledge to help automate other people's jobs. Lastly, after about a year or two when you are confident in your abilities and value to the company make sure you are being paid appropriately. I waited about a year to long to ask for a raise which I ended up getting (over and beyond what I could've imagined). I am very thankful now but you should know that companies aren't gonna give you a big raise if they don't have to. I'm not an outgoing person so it wasn't easy but obviously it makes a huge difference.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Seattle:
"It's not what you think it is..."
Don't think your degree will put you in a position to know and understand what the project superintendents know and understand - their years of experience and trial/error work has led them to where they are. Lean on them for support and advice.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Seattle:
Being a project manager is like throwing parties for people who don't want them and asking them to pitch in to help plan the party.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Springfield:
"Unclear Expectations lead to bigger problems!"
You should make sure your company knows exactly what they're looking for when they're hiring, and that they have set clear expectations for the position prior to even interviewing let alone hiring someone. If these are unclear you may end up doing a lot more than anticipated. It can also lead to other frustrations, unnecessary stress, and a lot of hard work might go unpaid in the sense that you are giving more than they're giving!

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 860 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
22%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 860 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

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