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

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can expect to earn an average of $68K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers — as high as $10K, $8K and $25K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $43K to $100K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,704 - $94,828

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$14.62 - $56.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,704 - $94,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,107  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,550  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$43,209 - $100,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,679
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $56.57  
   
Overtime
$17.79 - $66.68  
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 - $10,107  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,658  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,550  
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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$43,209 - $100,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)


Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Epic Systems, Corporation, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and Ericsson Inc. are all popular places to work. For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Epic Systems, Corporation; in fact, average earnings are around $91K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($59K versus $143K) is great. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers will also find cushy salaries at Ericsson Inc. (+$85K), Epic (+$84K), and Microsoft Corp (+$81K).

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Hewlett-Packard Company offers the lowest median salary at $62K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $40K and $101K. 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 $79K 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


For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, top-notch salaries can be found in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Boston, and Washington offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Atlanta and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Compton:
"You need the tools to do the job."
It's easy to be set up to fail if you are given a task and don't have the authority or resources to implement it. It's important to know when to walk away and say no.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Salt Lake City:
"Think ahead."
Always know your next step, what it will take to get there, and continually converse about it with the decision maker.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Albany:
"How much it might change."
Take care to listen to others. Therein lies the best information technology.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) in Colorado Springs:
"Change."
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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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Java
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National Average
$69,000

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 930 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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