Project Manager & Leader Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$104,000
$77,000
Min 10%
$104,000
Median 50%
$141,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Mastercard
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a project manager & leader make?
As a Project Manager & Leader in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $104,711 per year or $50.34 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $141,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $77,000 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Project Manager & Leader salaries are Hawaii, California, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. The typical tenure for a Project Manager & Leader is 3.3 years.

Average Project Manager & Leader Salary By Location

As a Project Manager & Leader in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $104,711 per year or $50.34 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Project Managers & Leader at 143,925. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Project Managers & Leader is $89,000. Some of the states with the best Project Manager & Leader salaries are Hawaii, California, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Colorado. Mississippi, Alaska, North Dakota, Maine, and Vermont are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Project Manager & Leader Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Project Manager & Leader Salary By Company

Project Manager & Leader jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Project Manager & Leader jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Mastercard and Citrix Systems are the best paying companies for Project Managers & Leader. Also, companies like Veritiv and American Express pay their Project Managers & Leader very well.

Average Project Manager & Leader Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Project Manager & Leader works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Retail companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Project Managers & Leader. Salaries for Project Managers & Leader in Retail companies average $115,077 annually, while Health Care companies and Professional companies pay $108,462 and $107,741, respectively. The average salary for Project Managers & Leader in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $96,746.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$115,077
$115k
Health Care
Health Care
$108,462
$108k
Professional
Professional
$107,741
$108k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$107,407
$107k
Finance
Finance
$105,995
$106k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$102,461
$102k
Technology
Technology
$96,746
$97k

Project Manager & Leader Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Project Manager & Leader Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Project Manager & Leader can range from $49,342 to $167,172 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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$59,438
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$50,088
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$87,641
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$120,000
$120,000
University of Texas Medical Branch
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$66,240
$66,240
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03/04/2020
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$117,206
$117,206
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$100,000
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$124,135
$124,135
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$90,743
$90,743