The average Entry-Level Software Development Project Manager can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers spread between $44K and $99K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,729 - $94,252
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,332
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$12.48 - $50.62
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$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,729 - $94,252  
   
Bonus
$-0.45 - $10,274  
Profit Sharing
$243.23 - $7,190  
Commission
$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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$43,607 - $99,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $50.62  
   
Overtime
$8.58 - $48.28  
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.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$-0.45 - $10,274  
   
Commission
$7,550  
Profit Sharing
$243.23 - $7,190  
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).
)
$43,607 - $99,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,269

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Software Development Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), San Diego (+4 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Austin and 8 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Project Manager, Software Development Advice

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

Project Manager, Software Development in Madison:
"Follow through."
Many newbies are excited to have a good job...but feel that a job is more about social interaction and less about work. Have fun, but also work hard and stay focused. Stay out of drama.

Project Manager, Software Development in Chicago:
"Your search."
Your success in the job your in is totally based on your interest and enthusiasm towards it.

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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Software Development Salaries

C#
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ScrumMaster
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Agile Software Development
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Agile
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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