Entry-Level Project Manager, Software Development Salary

Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers can expect to earn an average of $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,621 - $94,339
$45K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,467
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50%
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$12.46 - $50.68
$12
$27
$51
MEDIAN: $27.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,621 - $94,339  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $10,222  
Profit Sharing
$243.98 - $7,169  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$43,793 - $99,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$8.58 - $48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$201.34 - $10,222  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$243.98 - $7,169  
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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$43,793 - $99,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,700

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For Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Dallas (+4 percent), Denver (+4 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Kansas City, which sits 30 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Austin (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Project Manager, Software Development Advice

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

Project Manager, Software Development in Madison:
"Follow through."
Many newbies are excited to have a good job...but feel that a job is more about social interaction and less about work. Have fun, but also work hard and stay focused. Stay out of drama.

Project Manager, Software Development in Chicago:
"Your search."
Your success in the job your in is totally based on your interest and enthusiasm towards it.

Key Stats for Project Manager, Software Development

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Software Development Salaries

C#
▲10%

▲9%


SQL
▲8%


▲2%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲2%


C++
▲1%

National Average
$68,000



Microsoft Word
▼3%

Scrum
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

HTML
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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