Contract Project Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$70,000
$42,000
Min 10%
$70,000
Median 50%
$116,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CooperVision
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a contract project manager make?
The national average salary for a Contract Project Manager in the United States is $70,851 per year or $34.06 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $116,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $43,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Contract Project Manager jobs are Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Washington, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Contract Project Manager is 2.7 years.

Average Contract Project Manager Salary By Location

Across America, Contract Project Managers make on average $70,851 annually or $34.06 hourly. The city with the highest Contract Project Manager salary is San Francisco, CA at $93,820 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $48,000. Some of the states with the best Contract Project Manager salaries are Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Indiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Contract Project Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Contract Project Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Contract Project Manager Salary By Company

If you are a Contract Project Manager, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Contract Project Manager jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Companies like CooperVision or CSS will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Computer Task Group and NAES also pay high salaries to their Contract Project Managers.

Average Contract Project Manager Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Contract Project Manager works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Education companies, Utilities companies, and Finance companies pay their Contract Project Managers well. Education companies pay their Contract Project Managers the highest wages, averaging $96,002 per year. Utilities companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $86,642 and $80,451, respectively. The average salary for Contract Project Managers in the Pharmaceutical industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $60,908.
Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$96,002
$96k
Utilities
Utilities
$86,642
$87k
Finance
Finance
$80,451
$80k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$72,314
$72k
Construction
Construction
$69,383
$69k
Health Care
Health Care
$68,504
$69k
Technology
Technology
$68,244
$68k
Professional
Professional
$65,447
$65k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$60,908
$61k

Contract Project Manager Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Contract Project Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Contract Project Manager can range from $42,525 to $98,122 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Contract Project Manager Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Adecco Staffing
Us|Mktg Project Manager-Contractor
03/20/2020
$114,785
University of California
Project Manager-Contract (F)
03/04/2020
$63,900
University of California
Project Manager-Contract (F)
03/04/2020
$63,900
Allsearch Recruiting
Project Manager-Mechanical Services Contractor-120K
02/27/2020
$90,000
Contract Project Manager
01/13/2020
$71,494
Allsearch Professional Staffing
Contract Project Manager
01/09/2020
$50,000
City of Cambridge
Contract Project Manager
12/10/2019
$73,035
C.Sec
Contract Project Manager
11/30/2019
$120,000
City of Destin
Contract Project Manager
11/30/2019
$49,921
Cobb County Police Department
Contract Project Manager
11/23/2019
$53,614
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