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

Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can typically expect wages of $66K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, overall cash earnings stretch from $42K near the bottom to $99K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $10K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $8K, along with commissions approaching $29K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers are more prevalent than women — 61 percent of professionals in this field are men. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salary (?
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$43,867 - $93,047
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MEDIAN: $66,438
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Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Salary (?
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$14.42 - $55.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$43,867 - $93,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,081  
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $7,675  
Commission
$0.00 - $28,904  
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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$42,471 - $99,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $55.70  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $67.71  
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 - $10,081  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $28,904  
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $7,675  
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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$42,471 - $99,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)

Although Ericsson Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $85K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $59K or as much as $133K.
Hewlett-Packard Company seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $64K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $44K and $101K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is Microsoft Corp.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers rake in more than the national norm (+18 percent, +14 percent, +14 percent, and +11 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT) Advice

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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

SQL
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Project Management
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Java
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National Average
$68,000
Microsoft SQL Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Visual Basic (VB)
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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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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1295 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%