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Working As a Project Leader

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $88,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Project Leader Do

Project Managers are responsibile for defining, planning, tracking, and managing the projects they are assigned. They are also responsible for the distribution of duties, roles, and functions to team members.

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Project Leader Career Paths

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Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Contractor-Senior Project Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Project Management Office
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Global Director Of Information Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Consultant/Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Business Intelligence Manager
Business Intelligence-Senior Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Applications Development Application Development Director
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer Module Lead
Lead Project Coordinator
5 Yearsyrs
Program/Project Manager
PMO Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst Business Systems Manager
Director Of Business Systems
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Consultant/Project Manager Program/Project Manager
Custom Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Leader 3.8 years
Software Leader 3.3 years
Project Leader 3.0 years
Application Lead 3.0 years
Project Team Lead 2.4 years
Module Lead 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Project Leader
Developer 6.4%
Consultant 6.1%
Internship 4.8%
Programmer 4.1%
Manager 2.7%
Top Careers After Project Leader
Consultant 9.3%
Manager 4.5%
Internship 3.3%
Director 2.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$88,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Huron Consulting Group
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Virginia
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a Project Leader make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Project Leader in the United States is $88,257 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Project Leader Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Project Lead Accenture LLP New York, NY Sep 12, 2015 $220,000
Project Leader Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $217,000
Technical Program/Project Lead Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 12, 2015 $201,500
Technical Program/Project Lead Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 01, 2015 $201,500
Project Leader Tata Consultancy Services Limited New York, NY Oct 27, 2016 $200,928
Project Leader The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Seattle, WA Jul 11, 2016 $182,112 -
$210,704
Project Leader The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Boston, MA Jun 15, 2015 $182,091 -
$210,704
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Summit, NJ Oct 08, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA Sep 23, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Chicago, IL Mar 08, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group San Francisco, CA Mar 25, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Summit, NJ Mar 08, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Seattle, WA Mar 08, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Leader/Principal The Boston Consulting Group Chicago, IL Sep 20, 2016 $181,500 -
$240,000
Project Lead Kairos Logistics, Inc. Corona, CA Sep 28, 2015 $96,408
Project Lead Cyient, Inc. Atlanta, GA Jul 31, 2015 $96,396
Project Leader Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Springfield, TN May 18, 2015 $96,366 -
$118,000
Senior Project Lead-SAP Production/Logistics Aicomp Consulting, Inc. Memphis, TN Oct 18, 2016 $96,000
Project Leader Rand Worldwide Subsidiary Inc. Tampa, FL Mar 08, 2016 $96,000
Senior Project Lead-SAP Production/Logistics Aicomp Consulting, Inc. Memphis, TN Jan 08, 2016 $96,000
SR. Technical Project Lead Boston Scientific Corporation Marlborough, MA Dec 21, 2015 $95,900
Project Leader Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Sep 18, 2015 $95,638 -
$97,300
Project Lead Metlife Group, Inc. Cary, NC Jun 15, 2015 $79,900 -
$106,600
Project Leader Systime Computer Corporation Houston, TX Feb 20, 2016 $79,801
SAP Project Lead Vectra Infosys, Inc. Irving, TX Sep 01, 2015 $79,747
Project Lead IBM India Private Limited Roseland, NJ Jun 02, 2015 $79,736 -
$86,807
Project Lead IBM India Private Limited Roseland, NJ May 03, 2015 $79,736 -
$86,807
Project Lead IBM India Private Limited Roseland, NJ Jun 11, 2015 $79,736 -
$86,807
SR. Project Lead (IT) Syntel Inc. Troy, MI Dec 15, 2016 $79,539
Project Lead (IT) Syntel Inc. Troy, MI Jan 12, 2016 $79,539

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Top Skills for A Project Leader

  1. Project Management
  2. Business Requirements
  3. Status Reports
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead System and Subsystem Engineering across the program in establishing and implementing common program/project management practices and processes across project/IPT boundaries.
  • Created technical documentation and reviewed/documented business requirements.
  • Provide routine status reports to Project Stakeholders and conduct status meetings to review project status and facilitate critical milestone tracking.
  • Managed development of Java applications utilized by McDonald's for cost projection and data acquisition using established supply chain data warehouse.
  • Performed database management activities on Oracle database and developed/maintained stored procedures in PL/SQL on the database.

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Top 10 Best States for Project Leaders

  1. Virginia
  2. District of Columbia
  3. New Jersey
  4. Connecticut
  5. Delaware
  6. Maryland
  7. New York
  8. Colorado
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New Hampshire
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Project Leader Demographics

Gender

Male

61.2%

Female

27.1%

Unknown

11.7%
Ethnicity

White

51.8%

Asian

20.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

10.0%

Unknown

4.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.5%

French

11.5%

Chinese

10.5%

Mandarin

9.7%

German

5.4%

Japanese

4.7%

Portuguese

3.7%

Hindi

2.8%

Cantonese

2.7%

Italian

2.6%

Russian

2.5%

Korean

2.5%

Arabic

2.2%

Carrier

1.4%

Gujarati

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Dutch

0.7%

Swedish

0.6%

Polish

0.6%

Marathi

0.5%
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Project Leader Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.3%

Pennsylvania State University

6.5%

More Tech Institute

6.2%

Purdue University

6.0%

George Washington University

5.7%

Texas A&M University

5.2%

Arizona State University

4.8%

New York University

4.8%

Northeastern University

4.6%

Ohio State University

4.5%

University of Houston

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%

DePaul University

3.7%

University of Washington

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

Villanova University

3.4%

University of Florida

3.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.2%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.1%
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Majors

Business

21.6%

Computer Science

14.2%

Electrical Engineering

7.8%

Mechanical Engineering

5.3%

Computer Applications

4.6%

Finance

4.5%

Information Technology

4.5%

Computer Engineering

4.4%

Project Management

4.2%

Management

4.1%

Computer Information Systems

4.0%

Engineering

3.3%

Marketing

3.2%

Accounting

3.0%

Communication

2.0%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Information Systems

1.9%

Chemical Engineering

1.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

32.8%

Other

12.1%

Associate

3.9%

Doctorate

3.1%

Certificate

3.0%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.1%
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