Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers range from $44K on the low end to $101K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,507 - $97,484
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MEDIAN: $69,259
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$15.34 - $53.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,507 - $97,484  
   
Bonus
$253.22 - $10,419  
Profit Sharing
$7.79 - $7,845  
Commission
$511 - $34,255  
Total Pay (?
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$44,390 - $101,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,131
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $53.88  
   
Overtime
$19.11 - $66.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$253.22 - $10,419  
   
Commission
$511 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$7.79 - $7,845  
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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$44,390 - $101,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369

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Dominating the field, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., The Boeing Company, Ericsson Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and AT&T Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Ericsson Inc. — the median salary there is $85K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $59K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $133K. Microsoft Corp, General Motors Corporation, and Cisco Systems Inc also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $81K, $81K, and $80K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are EPIC, Inc ($63K), Epic ($64K), and Epic Systems, Corporation ($64K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,535

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

For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Salt Lake City is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Madison (6 percent lower) and Austin (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 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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 414 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
27%
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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