Updated August 22, 2022

Average Project Manager Salary

$91,578yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$44.03 hourly

Entry level Salary
$64,000 yearly
$64,000
10 %
$91,578
Median
$129,000
90 %

How much does a Project Manager make?

Project managers make $91,578 per year on average, or $44.03 per hour, in the United States. Project managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $64,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $129,000.

Location impacts how much a project manager can expect to make. Project managers make the most in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Highest Paying States For Project Managers

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

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Project Manager average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Massachusetts$99,738$47.951,794
2Rhode Island$97,987$47.11211
3New Jersey$98,945$47.571,366
4California$101,635$48.865,898
5New Hampshire$96,456$46.37277
6Connecticut$98,736$47.47470
7Washington$91,396$43.942,012
8New York$95,094$45.722,245
9Pennsylvania$93,570$44.991,691
10Vermont$93,166$44.79116
11Virginia$91,100$43.802,110
12Texas$86,018$41.353,887
13District of Columbia$95,094$45.72639
14North Carolina$87,011$41.831,585
15Delaware$93,202$44.81183
16Nevada$86,874$41.77337
17Maryland$92,295$44.371,255
18Ohio$81,394$39.131,717
19Arizona$88,366$42.48853
20Michigan$83,110$39.961,191
21Maine$88,274$42.44177
22New Mexico$83,718$40.25329
23Oregon$84,210$40.49902
24Georgia$82,855$39.831,754
25Minnesota$81,802$39.331,159
26West Virginia$83,728$40.25136
27Hawaii$87,699$42.16141
28Wisconsin$78,423$37.70933
29Utah$77,999$37.50577
30Iowa$79,068$38.01454
31Tennessee$76,102$36.59919
32Indiana$78,333$37.66837
33Kentucky$78,446$37.71424
34Kansas$78,236$37.61420
35North Dakota$75,017$36.07150
36Illinois$78,128$37.561,803
37Louisiana$79,292$38.12304
38Alaska$78,827$37.90122
39South Carolina$77,751$37.38559
40Alabama$76,769$36.91462
41Missouri$77,452$37.24849
42Nebraska$75,486$36.29340
43Florida$77,627$37.322,112
44Colorado$77,891$37.45802
45Idaho$73,707$35.44259
46Oklahoma$75,061$36.09311
47Wyoming$72,090$34.6682
48South Dakota$71,946$34.59108
49Arkansas$70,864$34.07313
50Montana$68,280$32.83166
51Mississippi$72,571$34.89173

Highest Paying Cities For Project Managers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$108,794$52.30
2Boston, MA$99,862$48.01
3Jersey City, NJ$99,177$47.68
4Hartford, CT$98,841$47.52
5New York, NY$95,322$45.83
6Washington, DC$95,168$45.75
7Philadelphia, PA$94,425$45.40
8Seattle, WA$91,960$44.21
9Richmond, VA$90,439$43.48
10Portland, ME$88,902$42.74
11Phoenix, AZ$88,405$42.50
12Raleigh, NC$87,914$42.27
13San Antonio, TX$86,933$41.79
14Portland, OR$83,771$40.27
15Washington, MI$83,598$40.19

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Hartford, CT
  5. New York, NY

Project Manager Salary Details

Average Project Manager Salary Graph
Average Project Manager Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Project Manager's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$129,000$10,750$62
75th Percentile$109,000$9,083$52
Average$91,578$7,632$44
25th Percentile$76,000$6,333$37
10th Percentile$64,000$5,333$31

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Information Technology Project Manager$106,981$8,915$51.43207,249
Manager, Project Management$102,925$8,577$49.48263,655
Communications Project Manager$85,174$7,098$40.95146,055
Project Engineering Manager$110,534$9,211$53.14171,897
Consultant/Project Manager$100,754$8,396$48.44213,963
Operations Project Manager$90,352$7,529$43.44210,582

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (544)
  2. Cisco Jobs (743)
  3. Citi Jobs (504)
  4. Cognizant Jobs (1,011)
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jobs (598)

Which Companies Pay Project Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for project managers are The Citadel and Apple according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Meta and Reed Smith report highly competitive wages for project managers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1The Citadel$153,774$73.931
2Apple$139,620$67.13185
3Meta$139,071$66.864,153
4Reed Smith$138,841$66.75
5Google$136,483$65.62289
6Intuitive Surgical$133,831$64.343
7ServiceNow$133,042$63.9647
8Varian Medical Systems$132,638$63.7740
9Western Digital$131,926$63.431
10PayPal$131,277$63.1130
11Airbnb$130,710$62.84
12Mayo Clinic$130,460$62.728
13NVIDIA$128,976$62.0150
14Waters$128,943$61.997
15Bridgewater Associates$128,658$61.85
16Lyft$128,410$61.74
17BP America Inc$127,859$61.4717
18Chegg$127,814$61.45
19Safeway$127,424$61.26
20The New York Times Company$127,117$61.1116

How Much Do Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a project manager salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays project managers an average salary of $95,904

  2. The finance industry pay $92,065

  3. The lowest paying industry for project managers is the government industry. Project managers in this industry earn an average salary of $69,237

Highest Paying Industries For Project Managers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$95,904$46.11
2Finance$92,065$44.26
3Construction$91,283$43.89
4Manufacturing$90,196$43.36
5Professional$89,400$42.98
6Retail$89,041$42.81
7Telecommunication$81,951$39.40
8Government$69,237$33.29

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Project Manager Salary Trends

Average Project Manager Salary Over Time

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

    Project Manager Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$91,600$44.03+4.1%
    2021$87,800$42.23+1.3%
    2020$86,700$41.69+1.7%
    2019$85,200$40.96+0.6%
    2018$84,700$40.71+0.1%

    Recently Added Project Manager Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    AtwellProject Manager (Civil Engineer-Land Development)Scottsdale, AZ07/26/2022$50,000
    PeratonData Warehouse Project ManagerBaltimore, MD07/26/2022$94,500
    City of Austin, TxProject Manager (Redevelopment Division)Austin, TX07/26/2022$74,151
    Vanir Const. Mgt.Project ManagerDenver, CO07/26/2022$100,000
    Mead & HuntSustainability Project ManagerDenver, CO07/26/2022$75,000
    T.Y. Lin InternationalBuilding Facade Project ManagerNew York, NY07/26/2022$106,437
    ZapprovedProject Manager (Remote)Portland, OR07/26/2022$73,000
    TalentrustProject ManagerLakewood, CO07/26/2022$90,000
    TalentrustProject ManagerPhoenix, AZ07/26/2022$110,000
    Trane TechnologiesProject Manager Equipment-SaltSalt Lake City, UT07/26/2022$58,500

    Project Manager Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Project Managers the most?

    California pays Project Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $101,635 per year, or $48.86 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Project Manager?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Project Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Massachusetts you should be paid close to $99,738 per year.

    What type of Project Manager gets paid the most?

    Senior Analyst/Project Manager gets paid the most. Senior Analyst/Project Manager made a median salary of $113,296. The best-paid 10 percent make $131,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $97,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Project Manager?

    A good starting salary for a project manager is $68,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a project manager in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for project managers is $96,229, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a project manager can vary by state.

    Can I make 100k as a project manager?

    Yes, you can make 100k as a project manager. While the average yearly salary in the United States is around $75,000, some project managers earn as much as $150,000.

    This salary is three times the average college graduate salary in 2021.

    Can you become rich as a project manager?

    Yes, you can become rich as a project manager. Top-tier project managers can make approximately $150,000 a year.

    This salary is three times the average college graduate salary in 2021. While this annual salary is quite high, it depends on a variety of factors. The country in which a project manager is working can impact one's salary.

    How much do project managers make?

    Project managers make $116,000 annually. Exactly how much a project manager makes is dependent on the manager's education and experience, location, team size, or industry.

    According to the Project Manager's Institute, a project manager's salary can range anywhere from $55,000 to $175,000. Most entry-level and mid-level managers earn between $65,000 and $91,000. As with most jobs, your work experience will impact how much money you'll make as a project manager.

    How much do the highest paid project managers make?

    The highest-paid project managers make $100,000 to $150,000 annually. Several factors separate average project managers from top-tier earners.

    Education can increase the salary of a project manager. Advance degrees and PMI certification can raise your salary by as much as 20% annually.

    What is the average salary of a PMP certified project manager?

    The average salary of a PMP certified project manager is between $113,000 and $120,000. There are several factors that influence the salary of a certified project manager.

    PMP certification is considered one of the most desirable credentials to have and is applicable across many industries. Certification will significantly improve salary expectations because the requirements to become a PMP are so difficult. The average project manager salary increased 23% with PMP certification.

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