Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salary

The average Entry-Level Information Technology Project Manager earns approximately $68K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $100K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,687 - $94,580
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,661
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$14.65 - $55.50
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$15
$28
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,687 - $94,580  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,128  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $7,602  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,832  
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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$43,224 - $100,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $55.50  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $65.49  
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 - $10,128  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $7,602  
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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$43,224 - $100,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 595
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Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers fill the offices of leading firms Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Epic Systems, Corporation, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and Ericsson Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Epic Systems, Corporation — the median salary there is $91K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $59K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $143K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Ericsson Inc., Epic, and Microsoft Corp, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers rake in a comfortable $85K, $84K, or $81K, respectively.

Offering only $64K on average, Hewlett-Packard Company seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $41K on the lower end and $102K on the higher end. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $69K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where $80K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers there earn up to $105K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Advice

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Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Colorado Springs:
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You must like change and always stay ontop of changes being in the IT field. Stress levels are consistently high and if you do not have good communication skills this job is just not for you. Attend seminars and also focus groups to improve your knowledge and practice speaking in large groups.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salaries



Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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Project Management
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Java
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National Average
$69,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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e-Commerce
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 965 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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