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

More than two-thirds of Entry-Level IT Project Managers report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $68,005 per year on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission—peaking near $10,081, $7,675, and $29K, respectively—total cash payment to Entry-Level IT Project Managers can bottom out near $42,471 or top out at around $99,020. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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  
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)

Entry-Level IT Project Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Ericsson Inc., where typical salaries come to $85,218, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($59K) and those starting out ($133K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Hewlett-Packard Company, where the median salary is just $64,295. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Microsoft Corp ($79,804) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($80,765).

Pay Difference By Location

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For Entry-Level IT Project Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, top-paying cities where Entry-Level IT Project Managers see paychecks higher than average (+18 percent, +14 percent, +14 percent, and +11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin.

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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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
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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