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Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

For Project Managers, yearly average wages total $60K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Project Managers generally range from $38K to $99K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Project Managers is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,134 - $94,479
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,243
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90%

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$13.14 - $40.62
(Median)
$13
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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
$39,134 - $94,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,240  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,088  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$37,641 - $98,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,726
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $40.62  
   
Overtime
$14.60 - $50.03  
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 - $10,240  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,088  
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).
)
$37,641 - $98,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728

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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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While not commonly seen, Project Managers who transition into an IT Senior Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $110K per year. It is quite typical for Project Managers to transition into roles as Information Technology Project Managers or Construction Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $25K and $10K higher per year.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

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


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $74K.

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


Project Managers seem to wield many skills 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 Windows Operating System General Use, Customer Relationship Management, and Client Interaction. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed 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.


For many Project Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. 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


Home to some of the best pay for Project Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Denver and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 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
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Project Coordinating
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1243 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

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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