Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

The average Project Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Incomes of Project Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $38K on the low end and $99K on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by tenure and geographic location. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Project Managers (53 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,798 - $94,485
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,284
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$14.04 - $41.64
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$14
$22
$42
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,798 - $94,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
Profit Sharing
$262.07 - $9,857  
Commission
$0.00 - $23,356  
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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$38,448 - $99,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,902
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $41.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.45 - $51.38  
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 - $10,333  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $23,356  
Profit Sharing
$262.07 - $9,857  
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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$38,448 - $99,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 784
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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 $111K 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 $9K, respectively.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

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


Kaiser Permanente, AT&T Inc., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, and U.S. Bank are top-notch employers for Project Managers in this area. Project Managers flock to Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $85K lead the pack in compensation.

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


Survey results imply that Project Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 7 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,213

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Project Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (7 percent lower) and Denver (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 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
$61,000


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




Budget Management
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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$61,000

Microsoft Excel
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 983 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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