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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Median pay for Project Managers in the United States is around $60K annually. Overall cash earnings of Project Managers stretch from $38K near the bottom to $99K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $10K each, along with commissions approaching $24K in rare cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though geography and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,187 - $94,802
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,267
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$13.40 - $40.71
(Median)
$13
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,187 - $94,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,245  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $10,013  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$37,680 - $98,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,739
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $40.71  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $50.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,245  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $10,013  
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).
)
$37,680 - $98,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729

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Job Description for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

A project manager (unspecified type/general) oversees designated projects for the company. The position requires planning and developing strategy, including defining the goals and timeline for the project(s) they supervise. The project manager coordinates, documents, and assigns tasks for the project team and provide the team with direction and support. Managing the budget, timeline, and resources for the project are also required. The project manager monitors problems, provides solutions, and implements changes as necessary to ensure the project timeline is followed. He or she also regularly reports the progress to the stakeholders. A project manager may report to a senior project manager.

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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks

  • Manage and communicate ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance.
  • Participate in client meetings, contract finalization, and development of requirements and specifications.
  • Manage project budget to reach revenue, cost, and profit targets.
  • Assign resources to projects and project objectives and monitor progress.
  • Develop project plans and facilitate resolution of all issues to reach project goals.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


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Project Managers who advance into the role of an IT Senior Project Manager are fairly uncommon. IT Senior Project Managers on average earn $110K per year. A common career progression for a Project Manager is to become an Information Technology Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager. Compared to Project Managers, the first group earns $25K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


Project Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), where the average salary comes to $74K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)


Project Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Process Improvement, Strategic Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Project Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Project Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (14 percent lower) and Minneapolis (5 percent lower).

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)?

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Portland:
"Eager to create efficiency and solve puzzles."
Pros: Creating efficiency and see a cost savings whether in process, staff FTE, or financial.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Overland Park:
Pros: I love that I get to battle the government daily. I also enjoy that what I do makes the world a better place for people.
Cons: The stress of a very large budget as well as big decisions. I also have to be the superior to people twice my age, which can be difficult.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries




Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Project Coordinating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1214 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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