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

Average Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers make around $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers varies from $45K to $101K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,787 - $97,783
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$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,379
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$15.45 - $53.62
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$0$101K
Salary $45,787 - $97,783
Bonus $251.19 - $10,328
Profit Sharing $5.00 - $9,933
Commission $6,350
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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$44,513 - $101,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,705
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.45 - $53.62
Overtime $21.70 - $59.59
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $251.19 - $10,328
Commission $6,350
Profit Sharing $5.00 - $9,933
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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$44,513 - $101,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 338

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The Boeing Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Ericsson Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and AT&T Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers. Although Ericsson Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $85K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $59K or as much as $133K. Other big spenders include Microsoft Corp, General Motors Corporation, and Cisco Systems Inc, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers see paychecks nearing $81K, $81K, or $80K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at EPIC, Inc ($63K), Epic ($64K), and Epic Systems, Corporation ($64K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,662

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, 20 percent above the national average. 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). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Salt Lake City. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (6 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).

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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 414 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
$71,000







HTML
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 414 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

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