Project Manager, Software Development Salary

A Project Manager, Software Development earns an average salary of $83,654 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C++ and C#.

$51,125 - $122,737
$51K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,770
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50%
90%

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$15.07 - $71.56
$15
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$72
MEDIAN: $41.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,125 - $122,737  
   
Bonus
$781 - $15,591  
Profit Sharing
$386.95 - $10,067  
Commission
$3,064 - $30,201  
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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$51,132 - $130,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $71.56  
   
Overtime
$8.58 - $78.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$781 - $15,591  
   
Commission
$3,064 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$386.95 - $10,067  
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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$51,132 - $130,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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Job Description for Project Manager, Software Development

PrProject managers, software development are responsible for facilitating development support and supervising the correct completion of software projects on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of providing technical expertise and leadership abilities to complete software programs in a timely manner.

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Project Manager, Software Development Tasks

  • Coordinate delivery of development (beta) and production releases that meet quality assurance standards.
  • Assist test team in creating test plans and testing efforts.
  • Create and maintain a information technology project plan that communicates tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation.
  • Assist technical team in design and development tasks.
  • Utilize software life-cycle methodology.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Software Development

Pay by Experience for a Project Manager, Software Development has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Manager, Software Development with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 791 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Manager, Software Development with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 641 salaries. An experienced Project Manager, Software Development which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 613 salaries. A Project Manager, Software Development with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 184 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,118

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Project Manager, Software Development Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Manager, Software Development?

Project Manager, Software Development in Indianapolis:
"Good Job."
Pros: I enjoy working with people and customers to solve problems and lead the operations to a live working system.
Cons: Dealing with office politics and silos.

Project Manager, Software Development in Fargo:
"High Stress, Great Atmosphere."
Pros: I work with like-minded individuals who solve complex problems on the cutting edge of software, every day.
Cons: The pay is rather minimal, stretching across all positions. This is supposed to be a tradeoff for a startup atmosphere.

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Software Development

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Software Development Salaries

▲35%

▲18%

▲3%

National Average
$87,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Software Development Salaries

C++
▲13%

C#
▲11%

▲8%



▲3%

▲2%


SQL
▼0%

National Average
$87,000


▼7%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%
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