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

Average Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers make around $67K annually. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers — including $10K bonuses, $7K profit sharing proceeds, and $27K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $43K and $100K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers (61 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$44,642 - $94,013
(Median)
$45K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,390
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$14.76 - $55.61
(Median)
$15
$28
$56
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,642 - $94,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,074  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $6,609  
Commission
$0.00 - $27,000  
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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$43,257 - $99,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,607
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$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $55.61  
   
Overtime
$18.70 - $66.68  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,074  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $27,000  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $6,609  
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).
)
$43,257 - $99,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 590

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Many Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can be found at Hewlett-Packard Company, Epic Systems, Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and Ericsson Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Epic Systems, Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $91K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $59K to a high of $143K.

Offering a median salary of only $66K, Hewlett-Packard Company pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $44K to $102K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). In Austin, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. St. Louis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 1 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 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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Java
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Project Management
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$69,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Excel
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e-Commerce
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1060 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%