For Project Managers, annual average wages total $68K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Project Managers. Ranging between $42K near the bottom and $111K near the top, total earnings can include up to $15K from bonuses and up to $12K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $21K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geographic location. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Project Managers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,906 - $104,394
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$68K
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MEDIAN: $68,240
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$14.83 - $50.84
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,906 - $104,394  
   
Bonus
$478.94 - $14,617  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,650  
Commission
$995 - $20,636  
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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$41,771 - $110,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7,206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $50.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$20.78 - $56.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$478.94 - $14,617  
   
Commission
$995 - $20,636  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,650  
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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$41,771 - $110,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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.

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While not commonly seen, Project Managers who transition into an IT Senior Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $112K per year. Career advancement for the typical Project Manager often leads to becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Project Manager of Operations; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $30K higher, respectively.

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Many Project Managers can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Kaiser Permanente, The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Pearson Education, firms that are at the top of the field. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $100K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $76K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $148K. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) ($99K), The Boeing Company ($96K), and CBRE Group ($89K).

Other low-paying employers include U.S. Bank at $59K and Pearson Education at $60K, though some Project Managers there earn up to $77K.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Process Improvement, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

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

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Project Managers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. Project Managers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Project Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,394

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Project Managers, 20 percent above the national average. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), Denver (+15 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (10 percent lower) and Chicago (3 percent lower).

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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Vancouver:
"Love Hate Relationship!"
Pros: Challenge. Planning. Starting and Completing a Project on time and on budget. Seeing happy customers. The team I work with. Some flexibility with my time and schedule. My own truck to drive to and from work and throughout the day and not having to use my own car.
Cons: I work on average between 55-60 hours a week including weekends. I'm not compensated financially for the hours I work or the success that I've had in my job. Feel like I'm being taken for granted. The job is ultimately about making customers happy and that is almost impossible to do at times so its very stressful.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Hermosa Beach:
Pros: Respect and verbal appreciation from employer. Casual dress and environment while maintaining strict professionalism via the phone and email communications with clients and vendors. The variety of work and processes. Office environment is pleasant.
Cons: Not feeling valued monetarily for all the work I do, the level of trust involved and the amount of additional work I do outside the scope of my job duties.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Missoula:
"Like A Boss."
Pros: The best part about my job is having the freedom to express my own ideas and thoughts through so many different outlets and channels. One day I may be designing a new way to track data, finding trends, calculating and estimating, visualizing how to create a more productive method in labor. The next day, I may need to have a deep conversation with an employee in need of support, encouragement, and leadership. I love that I can use my voice and ideas to help create more efficient strategies. I love how I am able to use my voice to fight for higher wages for my employees, get them safer and more ergonomic and energy saving equipment. I love being able to help people in need get a job, and I love seeing the appreciation and respect that my employees give me the same as I to them. I love being able to create and lead my own team, handpicking the personalities, minds, and talents that I believe will be able to work in sync together to accomplish tasks, objectives, and goals.
Cons: I work a schedule that is extremely volatile and unpredictable. I am never truly sure when I will be working until only days prior, if then. It is hard to create and maintain a regular daily routine or get adequate rest. Consequently, this can sometimes help in developing bad habits.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Florence:
"Project Manger T."
Pros: This company is a great company to work for. I moved up very fast at a very young age.
Cons: Pay I don't think is the best and I work all the time.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in New York:
"Great people and risk culture."
Pros: Work with very intelligent people. Lots of mobility within the company to explore other areas that may interest you. Excellent benefits and paid time off.
Cons: Being a highly regulated institution, often have to do fire drill related activities to accommodate questions associated with being a global systemically important financial institution. There can be lulls where work can slow down, and times where you are working nonstop for 12-15 hours a day. Depends on the time of the year and where you are. There is a very strict corporate hierarchy and job levels that dictate your pay.

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




National Average
$68,000


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1259 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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