Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salary

For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, annual average wages total $68K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers (largely between $44K and $101K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $8K from profit sharing, and commissions of $25K in exceptional cases. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,908 - $95,665
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,327
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$14.99 - $55.80
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$15
$29
$56
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,908 - $95,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
Profit Sharing
$203.03 - $8,443  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,434  
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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$43,753 - $100,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $55.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.68 - $66.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$203.03 - $8,443  
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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$43,753 - $100,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers include Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Epic Systems, Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA). Epic Systems, Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $90K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $60K to a high of $143K. Other big spenders include Ericsson Inc., Epic, and Microsoft Corp, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers see paychecks nearing $85K, $84K, or $81K.

Other low-paying employers include Hewlett-Packard Company at $66K and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $70K, though some Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers there earn up to $141K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,759

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

For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Atlanta and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Cleveland:
"Be a manager that can male a difference."
Be aggressive and show an employer that you are committed to be an outstanding job for the Company.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Lakeville:
"Learn about the specific job and company you are applying to."
There will also be a learning curve, everyone does things differently, make sure you train and work with different staff so you can get up to speed on how the department works. If there are specific things you need to know, seek training for them as soon as possible, even seek initiative to become familiar with the item you want to learn and do some research on it as well as the company that you are looking to work in. It shows initiative, it shows that this is where you want to work and it shows you do your research. Just trust in the things you know and realize technology is ever changing and a career where you are constantly learning.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Indianapolis:
"Stakeholder Management."
Focus on building a good working relationships with your key project stakeholders. These individuals not only fund projects, they can help you achieve career growth by becoming your advocate.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in 80012:
"Project Management is an art."
Not all projects are the same you must approach each project differently based on the stakeholders, business owner, and size. There is not a one size fit all approach to project management.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Sheboygan:
"Team & Employee Buy-in."
It is important to make everyone involved in a project, feel like an important part of the project. It is also critical that the team members have confidence in your knowledge.

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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salaries


Agile
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Project
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 892 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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