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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a problem manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $41.59 an hour? That's $86,497 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 46,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Problem Manager Do

There are certain skills that many problem managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, math skills and leadership skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a problem manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 9.0% of problem managers included infrastructure, while 7.9% of resumes included problem management process, and 6.3% of resumes included information technology. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the problem manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most problem managers actually find jobs in the technology and finance industries.

How To Become a Problem Manager

If you're interested in becoming a problem manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 42.4% of problem managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 24.7% of problem managers have master's degrees. Even though most problem managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a problem manager. When we researched the most common majors for a problem manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on problem manager resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a problem manager. In fact, many problem manager jobs require experience in a role such as project manager. Meanwhile, many problem managers also have previous career experience in roles such as team leader or incident manager.

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Job Growth Rate11%

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Average Salary for a Problem Manager

Problem Managers in America make an average salary of $86,497 per year or $42 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $115,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $64,000 per year.
Average Salary
$86,497

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Problem Manager
Problem Manager
Randstad
Randstad
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$156,52511/24/2020
$156,525
Problem Manager-Incident Response
Problem Manager-Incident Response
Agile
Agile
02/28/2020
02/28/2020
$100,00002/28/2020
$100,000
Problem Manager Senior
Problem Manager Senior
Randstad
Randstad
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$123,11202/26/2020
$123,112
Problem Manager
Problem Manager
Apex Systems
Apex Systems
09/28/2019
09/28/2019
$104,35009/28/2019
$104,350
Problem Manager
Problem Manager
City of Denver
City of Denver
09/11/2019
09/11/2019
$83,00009/11/2019
$83,000

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Problem Manager Demographics

Gender

male

65.1 %

female

31.3 %

unknown

3.6 %

Ethnicity

White

69.9 %

Asian

12.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

8.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0 %

German

20.0 %

Russian

20.0 %
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Problem Manager Education

Majors

Business
21.3 %

Degrees

Bachelors

42.4 %

Masters

24.7 %

Associate

13.5 %

Top Colleges for Problem Managers

1. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,465
Enrollment
6,483

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

4. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905

5. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

6. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

7. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

8. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

9. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

10. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216
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Top Skills For a Problem Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 9.0% of problem managers listed infrastructure on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and math skills are important as well.

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Top Problem Manager Employers

1. IBM
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$94,835
Problem Managers Hired: 
21+
2. HP
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$97,601
Problem Managers Hired: 
20+
3. Caretech Solutions
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$64,948
Problem Managers Hired: 
20+
4. American Red Cross
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$35,101
Problem Managers Hired: 
16+
5. Microsoft
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$113,805
Problem Managers Hired: 
10+
6. Electronic Data Systems
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$74,341
Problem Managers Hired: 
7+

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Updated October 2, 2020