Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Average Project Managers in the United States make around $61K annually. In the world of Project Managers, final incomes generally run from $38K to $98K; this includes potential for up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few high performers earning commissions of $20K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Women Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,340 - $94,460

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$13.50 - $40.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,340 - $94,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,246  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $10,025  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,453  
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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$37,656 - $98,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,627
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $40.18  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $48.75  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,246  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,453  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $10,025  
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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$37,656 - $98,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 733
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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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It's not very common for Project Managers to move on to become IT Senior Project Managers. Average pay for an IT Senior Project Manager is $110K annually. When Project Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Project Managers or Construction Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $25K and $10K, respectively.

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


Those at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $74K.

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


Survey takers working as Project Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, Process Improvement, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Client Interaction. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $53K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. 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


For those looking to make money, Project Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Minneapolis (13 percent lower and 3 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 San Diego:
Pros: Learning new things as I go along. I like the flexibility and ability to telecommute. I work with a manager and director who provide great support to our team.
Cons: There are some system applications that need to be updated or replaced.

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




Microsoft Access
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Budget Management
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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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 1073 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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