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

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers ranges from $45K on the lower end to $102K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. The majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,775 - $98,392
$46K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,501
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$15.25 - $53.65
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MEDIAN: $28.56
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$0$102K
Salary $45,775 - $98,392
Bonus $252.16 - $10,529
Profit Sharing $7.79 - $10,040
Commission $7,700
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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$44,536 - $102,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,603
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $15.25 - $53.65
Overtime $21.36 - $58.10
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $252.16 - $10,529
Commission $7,700
Profit Sharing $7.79 - $10,040
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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$44,536 - $102,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 343

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers include The Boeing Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Ericsson Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and AT&T Inc. Ericsson Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $85K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $59K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $133K. Also paying near the top of the field are Microsoft Corp at $81K, General Motors Corporation at $81K, and Cisco Systems Inc, where Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers annually earn $80K.

EPIC, Inc, Epic, and Epic Systems, Corporation also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $63K, $64K, and $64K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,699

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

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Austin and 4 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Advice

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

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Beaverton:
"Google is your best friend!"
Don't take anything personally, and don't think anyone is your friend because when things don't "work" it is your fault, even though it clearly isn't! One day you will be carried around on the shoulders like the hero and the next, you are sitting at alone in the lunchroom with fingers being pointed at you, "whisper, whisper, whisper..." Yep, it's true!

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Phoenix:
"I am going force success into my life with hard cash earning."
Great work will provide faster success.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Irvine:
"Work for big for consulting."
Be curious. Projec management is not a science.

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 Perry:
"Size Matters."
Start out with a larger company.

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.

Key Stats for Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 432 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salaries


Agile
▲7%



SQL
▲2%


Microsoft SQL Server
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$71,000







HTML
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 432 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%
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