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How Much Does a Senior Project Manager Earn In The United States?

Senior Project Manager Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$119,000
$90,000
$119,000
$157,000
The average senior project manager makes about $119,127 per year. That's $57.27 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $90,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $157,000. Many of senior project managers seem to be drawn to technology and finance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior project managers tend to work at technology, health care, and professional companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, New Jersey and Virginia pay senior project managers the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Project Managers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Senior Project Managers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, New Jersey and Virginia, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior project managers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
Location
City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range101k - 171k$132k$132,147
Jersey City, NJ
Salary Range97k - 153k$122k$122,489
Seattle, WA
Salary Range93k - 159k$122k$121,967
Washington, DC
Salary Range95k - 152k$121k$120,734
Richmond, VA
Salary Range95k - 151k$120k$120,471
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range92k - 147k$117k$116,928

Cranston, RI

Salary Range94k - 143k$117k$116,595

Hartford, CT

Salary Range93k - 142k$116k$115,719
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range91k - 145k$115k$115,326
Boston, MA
Salary Range93k - 139k$114k$114,396
$69k
$171k

High Paying Senior Project Manager Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Project Managers The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior project manager, working for Appirio or Innova Learning might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Accenture and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital report highly competitive salaries for senior project managers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Appirio
Salary Range203k - 326k$258k$257,978
Innova Learning
Salary Range198k - 314k$250k$250,076
Accenture
Salary Range180k - 242k$209k$209,251
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Salary Range176k - 222k$198k$197,824
Mayo Clinic
Salary Range177k - 218k$197k$196,705
Apttus
Salary Range150k - 243k$191k$191,001
Massachusetts General Hospital
Salary Range166k - 205k$185k$184,802
Koch Industries
Salary Range164k - 206k$184k$184,387
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Salary Range163k - 205k$183k$183,270
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Salary Range156k - 210k$182k$181,715
$135k
$326k

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Senior Project Manager Salary History

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    How Much Do Senior Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, senior project manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, health care, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior project managers. For example, senior project managers make a whopping average salary of $129,903 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $124,177 at health care companies and $120,957 at professional companies. But senior project managers may want to avoid working in the telecommunication industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $113,971.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range110k - 152k$130k$129,903

    Health Care

    Salary Range105k - 146k$124k$124,177

    Professional

    Salary Range99k - 147k$121k$120,957

    Finance

    Salary Range101k - 135k$117k$117,371

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range100k - 132k$115k$115,000

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range97k - 133k$114k$113,971
    $97k
    $152k

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    $100,000
    $100,000
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    $100,000
    $100,000
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