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

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can expect wages of $69K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $101K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers is high. Male Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,284 - $97,335
$45K
$69K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,038
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$15.24 - $57.10
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MEDIAN: $29.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,284 - $97,335  
   
Bonus
$287.83 - $10,448  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $9,658  
Commission
$511 - $34,255  
Total Pay (?
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$44,270 - $101,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $57.10  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $64.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$287.83 - $10,448  
   
Commission
$511 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $9,658  
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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$44,270 - $101,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 350

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The Boeing Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Ericsson Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and AT&T Inc. are all popular places to work. For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Ericsson Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $85K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($59K versus $133K) is great. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will also find cushy salaries at Microsoft Corp (+$81K), General Motors Corporation (+$81K), and Cisco Systems Inc (+$80K).

Also approaching the lower end are EPIC, Inc at $63K, Epic at $64K, and Epic Systems, Corporation at $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,482

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+18 percent), New York (+15 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. Austin and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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 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 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.

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!

Key Stats for Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 389 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
27%
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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
$70,000







HTML
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 389 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

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