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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary (United States)

Project Managers in the United States take home approximately $60K annually on average. Final incomes of Project Managers generally vary between $37K and $100K; more lucrative packages include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions — occasionally as high as $10K each for the first two and $25K for the last. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Women Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Project Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary (?
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$38,507 - $95,867
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MEDIAN: $59,809
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$12.44 - $39.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,507 - $95,867  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,263  
Profit Sharing
$497.78 - $10,385  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$36,757 - $99,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,847
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $39.66  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $48.86  
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$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,263  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$497.78 - $10,385  
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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$36,757 - $99,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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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 do not often transition into IT Senior Project Manager roles. The role averages $110K per year. The most common next step for a Project Manager is to become a Information Technology Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager. The former position pays an additional $26K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

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

Although Kaiser Permanente leads the field in pay with a median salary of $76K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $54K on the low end all the way up to $102K at the top.

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 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.
Project Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. On average, Project Managers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $76K.

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For Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), New York (+9 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers in Austin and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 6 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 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

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1503 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

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: 56% employee benefits None: 15%