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

A relatively young group of workers, approximately two-thirds of Entry-Level IT Project Managers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $68,005 per year on average. Cash earnings of Entry-Level IT Project Managers—including $10,081 bonuses, $7,675 profit sharing proceeds, and $29K commissions near the top of the pay scale—stretch from approximately $43,867 to approximately $93,047 depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level IT Project Managers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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MEDIAN: $28.00
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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 (?
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$42,471 - $99,020  
PayScale
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 (?
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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  
PayScale
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)

Ericsson Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $85,218, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $59K to a high of $133K for base pay.
Hewlett-Packard Company is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $64,295—but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $44K while workers on the upper end may rake in $101K. Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $79,804 and $80,765.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level IT Project Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, where Entry-Level IT Project Managers typically earn around 18 percent, 14 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 7 percent below the national average.

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

SQL
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Java
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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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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender

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Male
61%
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Common Health Benefits

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