Project Leader, General Salary
Average General Project Leaders in the United States make around $71K annually. In the world of General Project Leaders, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most General Project Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Women make up a slight majority of General Project Leaders (52 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$46,866 - $111,775|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,973|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $13,277|
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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).)
|$40,893 - $117,774|
|Hourly Rate||$12.08 - $31.16|
|Overtime||$20.01 - $37.04|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,973|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $13,277|
|Total Pay (||$40,893 - $117,774|
Job Description for Project Leader, General
A general project leader is responsible for developing plans and timelines for prospective projects and delegating work to the project team as needed. This gives the project leader significant authority over members of the project team, which may involve leading discussions on any element of the project, approving prospective project changes, and providing incentives for good performance. Additionally, the general project leader is responsible for ensuring that projects are completed in a timely and consistent manner, staying within company constraints related to budget and risk management. Project leaders report project progress and related financial information to their supervisors on a regular basis.Read More...
The general project leader acts as a liaison between subordinates who are working on the project and superiors who have set the project goals, reporting team performance to upper management and ensuring their team's compliance with company goals and policy. General project leader positions are available in a wide variety of industries, including information technology, finance, and engineering. In the majority of these industries, most or all work is completed in an office setting.
The management-oriented nature of the general project leader's position means that strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills are required. A general project leader must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the company's field, and demonstrable work experience and a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is generally required. Some general project leader positions may require additional industry-specific certifications or knowledge as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Project Leader, General Tasks
- Manage projects, including schedules, staff, documentation, and deliverables.
- Review changes to projects and communicate necessary steps to handle those changes.
- Review strategies and create plans to develop products or services within a proposed budget.
- Conduct research to formulate approaches, compare services to competitors and identify appropriate actions.
Common Career Paths for Project Leader, General
General Project Leaders who advance into the role of an Aviation Program Manager are fairly uncommon. Aviation Program Managers on average earn $102K per year. An Operations Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for General Project Leaders. Paychecks for that role are $59K on average. The Software Development Project Manager position is another common transition for General Project Leaders; in this role, salaries are typically at the $87K mark.
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Popular Skills for Project Leader, General
General Project Leaders generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use.
Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, General
Pay by Experience for a Project Leader, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Leader, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Leader, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Project Leader, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 70 salaries. A Project Leader, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 16 salaries.
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