Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Pay for Project Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Overall cash earnings of Project Managers stretch from $38K near the bottom to $99K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Women Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,278 - $94,559
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,349
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$13.51 - $40.54
(Median)
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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
$39,278 - $94,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $10,025  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,729  
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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$37,676 - $98,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,715
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $40.54  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $49.83  
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 - $10,256  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,729  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $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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$37,676 - $98,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 734
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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 who advance into the role of an IT Senior Project Manager are fairly uncommon. IT Senior Project Managers on average earn $110K per year. Typical career progression for a Project Manager involves becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager, roles that pay $25K more and $10K more on average.

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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) — the median salary there is $74K.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Process Improvement, Strategic Project Management, and Budget Management 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. 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.


For Project Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Project Managers bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Project Managers, 21 percent above the national average. Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (14 percent less) and Minneapolis (3 percent less).

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




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

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Project Coordinating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1155 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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