Project Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$87,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$116,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Richmond, CA
Highest Paying State
Colorado
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a project manager make?
Project Managers in the US make on average $87,762 annually or $42.19 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $116,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $66,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Project Managers. The top 5 states when it comes to Project Manager salaries are Colorado, Washington, California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The typical tenure for a Project Manager is 3.5 years.

Average Project Manager Salary By Location

Across America, Project Managers make on average $87,762 annually or $42.19 hourly. The city with the highest Project Manager salary is Richmond, CA at $112,123 per year. The average starting salary in Richmond, CA for Project Managers is $62,000. Colorado, Washington, California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are the top 5 highest earning states for Project Managers. Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, Wyoming, and Mississippi are the lowest earners.

Map of Project Manager Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Project Manager Salary By Company

Project Managers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Project Managers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Companies like Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe or Reed Smith will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Ropes & Gray and Cooley also report very competitive wages for Project Managers.
Company
Average Salary
$140,778
$141k
$138,766
$139k
$128,376
$128k
$127,692
$128k
$127,251
$127k

Average Project Manager Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Project Manager works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Telecommunication companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Project Managers well. Salaries for Project Managers in Telecommunication companies average $93,224 annually, while Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay $89,756 and $88,056, respectively. The types of companies that pay Project Managers the least are in the Construction industry, where the average annual salary is $84,107.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$93,224
$93k
Technology
Technology
$89,756
$90k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$88,056
$88k
Health Care
Health Care
$86,881
$87k
Finance
Finance
$86,631
$87k
Retail
Retail
$84,823
$85k
Construction
Construction
$84,107
$84k

Project Manager Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Project Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Project Manager can range from $43,627 to $132,167 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 Project Manager Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Project Manager/Start Up Experience
Project Manager/Start Up Experience
Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$135,655
$135,655
Opti Staffing Group
Opti Staffing Group
Casework Drafter/Project Manager
Casework Drafter/Project Manager
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$50,000
$50,000
Project Manager
Project Manager
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$102,663
$102,663
General Services Admin
General Services Admin
Project Manager
Project Manager
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$45,119
$45,119
State of Arizona
State of Arizona
Project Manager Intermediate-Project Manager(Job ID 55701)
Project Manager Intermediate-Project Manager(Job ID 55701)
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$43,240
$43,240
Robert Half
Robert Half
Project Manager
Project Manager
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$39,653
$39,653
Opioid Response Project Manager
Opioid Response Project Manager
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$42,682
$42,682
Selectek
Selectek
Project Manager
Project Manager
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$40,133
$40,133
General Services Admin
General Services Admin
Project Manager
Project Manager
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$48,406
$48,406
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Project Manager
Project Manager
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$125,220
$125,220