Project Leader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$88,000
$65,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Huron Consulting Group
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Virginia
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a project leader make?
The national average salary for a Project Leader in the U.S. is $88,257 annually or $42.43 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $119,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $65,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Project Leaders are in Technology companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Project Leader salaries include Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, and West Virginia. The typical employment for a Project Leader is 2.7 years.
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Average Project Leader Salary By Location

As a Project Leader in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $88,257 per year or $42.43 per hour. The city with the highest Project Leader salary is Washington, DC at $108,376 per year. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Project Leaders is $70,000. Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, and West Virginia are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are Vermont, Utah, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

Map of Project Leader Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Project Leader Salary By Company

There is good job security in Project Leader positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Technology companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Huron Consulting Group or Boston Consulting Group will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Ropes & Gray and Facebook report highly competitive salaries for Project Leaders.
Company
Average Salary
$153,382
$153k
$151,900
$152k
$149,611
$150k
$147,951
$148k
$141,636
$142k

Average Project Leader Pay By Industry

Project Leader salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Retail companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Project Leaders. Salaries for Project Leaders in Retail companies average $95,930 annually, while Health Care companies and Technology companies pay $95,623 and $90,886, respectively. At $84,161, the average salary for Project Leaders in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$95,930
$96k
Health Care
Health Care
$95,623
$96k
Technology
Technology
$90,886
$91k
Finance
Finance
$85,947
$86k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$84,161
$84k

Project Leader Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Project Leader Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Project Leader can range from $41,589 to $140,904 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.

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