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

The average Entry-Level Information Technology Project Manager earns approximately $68K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers — including $10K in bonuses, $8K in profit sharing proceeds, and $25K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $44K to approximately $101K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. More than half of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers (60 percent) survey respondents are men. 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
(Median)
$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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Epic Systems, Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at Epic Systems, Corporation — the median salary there is $90K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $60K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $143K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Ericsson Inc., Epic, and Microsoft Corp, where earnings of $85K, $84K, or $81K are standard for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Hewlett-Packard Company at $66K, and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) where $70K is the norm, but it is worth noting that 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.

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). In Austin, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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 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.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Los Angeles:
"Always ask questions."
Always understand the project you're leading. Focus on the basics and always ask questions. The more you ask at the beginning the better your results will be. Best of luck!

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Compton:
"You need the tools to do the job."
It's easy to be set up to fail if you are given a task and don't have the authority or resources to implement it. It's important to know when to walk away and say no.

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


Agile
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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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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