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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Earnings for Project Managers in the United States come in at around $60K per year on average. Cash earnings of Project Managers can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $38K to almost $99K. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Women Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,068 - $94,904
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,110
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$13.14 - $40.34
(Median)
$13
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$39,068 - $94,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,258  
Profit Sharing
$487.90 - $10,304  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,253  
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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$37,562 - $98,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $40.34  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $50.15  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,258  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,253  
Profit Sharing
$487.90 - $10,304  
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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$37,562 - $98,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 732

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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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There are some Project Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into IT Senior Project Managers, where earnings are an average $110K annually. Career advancement for the typical Project Manager often leads to becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager; median salaries in these positions are $26K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Process Improvement, Strategic Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Client Interaction. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location


Project Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Employers in Denver and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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




Data Analysis
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Budget Management
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Project Management
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Microsoft Access
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National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1313 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%