Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Median pay for Project Managers in the United States is around $60K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $38K and hits $98K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Women make up a slight majority of Project Managers (53 percent) survey respondents. Most Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,243 - $94,619
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$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,405
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$13.49 - $40.48
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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
$39,243 - $94,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $10,008  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$37,580 - $98,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $49.72  
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 - $10,247  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $10,008  
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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$37,580 - $98,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 740
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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 Project Managers do not often become IT Senior Project Managers, the job pays $111K per year on average. Project Managers most often move into positions as Information Technology Project Managers or Construction Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $25K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Project Managers flock to Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $74K lead the pack in compensation.

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 Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Client Interaction. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $53K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. On average, Project Managers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. 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 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 Atlanta (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Denver and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 2 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




Budget Management
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Microsoft Access
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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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Project Coordinating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1122 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
23%
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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