Updated August 22, 2022

Average Senior Project Manager Salary

$110,947yearly

$53.34 hourly

Entry level Salary
$82,000 yearly
$82,000
10 %
$110,947
Median
$148,000
90 %

How much does a Senior Project Manager make?

Senior project managers make $110,947 per year on average, or $53.34 per hour, in the United States. Senior project managers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $82,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $148,000.

Location impacts how much a senior project manager can expect to make. Senior project managers make the most in California, Washington, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland.

Highest Paying States For Senior Project Managers

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

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Senior Project Manager average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$120,359$57.862,838
2California$126,460$60.807,936
3Pennsylvania$107,655$51.762,196
4Rhode Island$106,563$51.23266
5Connecticut$111,433$53.57600
6New Jersey$112,099$53.891,409
7Massachusetts$106,852$51.372,179
8Virginia$105,427$50.692,625
9Nevada$105,375$50.66337
10Texas$100,899$48.514,096
11Maryland$108,694$52.261,509
12New York$108,512$52.172,408
13Arizona$102,679$49.361,080
14Ohio$101,620$48.861,679
15District of Columbia$108,332$52.08843
16Oregon$102,930$49.49986
17North Carolina$102,698$49.371,575
18Michigan$101,385$48.741,235
19New Hampshire$102,225$49.15288
20Delaware$102,889$49.47219
21Utah$95,370$45.85652
22Wisconsin$96,075$46.191,011
23Kentucky$99,173$47.68464
24Georgia$99,053$47.621,676
25Minnesota$98,397$47.311,153
26New Mexico$96,748$46.51323
27Illinois$98,312$47.272,214
28West Virginia$98,322$47.27155
29Tennessee$94,088$45.23935
30Indiana$95,138$45.74955
31Vermont$93,888$45.14148
32North Dakota$90,891$43.70167
33Hawaii$93,248$44.83188
34Idaho$92,079$44.27307
35South Carolina$94,484$45.42551
36Maine$92,972$44.70193
37Missouri$93,675$45.04831
38Alaska$91,550$44.01146
39Alabama$90,643$43.58548
40Florida$92,472$44.462,504
41Iowa$89,592$43.07504
42Louisiana$91,874$44.17328
43Colorado$89,652$43.101,012
44Montana$85,376$41.05221
45Oklahoma$90,175$43.35311
46Arkansas$88,259$42.43350
47South Dakota$88,719$42.65106
48Nebraska$89,128$42.85347
49Wyoming$82,466$39.6599
50Kansas$87,050$41.85478
51Mississippi$88,302$42.45180

Highest Paying Cities For Senior Project Managers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$133,397$64.13
2Seattle, WA$121,267$58.30
3Jersey City, NJ$112,170$53.93
4Hartford, CT$110,748$53.24
5Baltimore, MD$108,841$52.33
6New York, NY$108,830$52.32
7Washington, DC$108,425$52.13
8Philadelphia, PA$108,033$51.94
9Boston, MA$106,716$51.31
10Arlington, VA$105,951$50.94
11Raleigh, NC$103,649$49.83
12Phoenix, AZ$102,867$49.46
13Portland, OR$102,288$49.18
14San Antonio, TX$101,999$49.04
15Columbus, OH$101,595$48.84

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. Hartford, CT
  5. Baltimore, MD

Senior Project Manager Salary Details

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

What is a Senior Project Manager's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$148,000$12,333$71
75th Percentile$129,000$10,750$62
Average$110,947$9,246$53
25th Percentile$95,000$7,917$46
10th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Delivery Manager$113,280$9,440$54.46172,434
Program Manager$96,084$8,007$46.19197,556
Project Manager/Scrum Master$95,047$7,921$45.7099,027
Business Analyst/Project Manager$99,882$8,324$48.02173,827
Information Technology Project Manager$106,981$8,915$51.43207,249
Project Manager/Team Lead$106,977$8,915$51.43172,739

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (3,408)
  2. Cisco Jobs (348)
  3. Citi Jobs (343)
  4. Amazon Jobs (737)
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jobs (273)

Which Companies Pay Senior Project Managers The Most?

The highest paying companies for senior project managers are Roku and Pure Storage according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Google and Flexport report highly competitive wages for senior project managers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Roku$170,481$81.968
2Pure Storage$159,961$76.9015
3Google$159,809$76.83234
4Flexport$157,200$75.5824
5eBay$156,682$75.3311
6Apple$154,785$74.42432
7Twitter$153,536$73.8230
8Mayo Clinic$152,670$73.4013
9The Weitz Company$152,570$73.3532
10Dotdash$152,517$73.336
11ICE Mortgage Technology$152,234$73.19
12Lifetime$151,692$72.932
13Match Group$150,224$72.2210
14Intuitive Surgical$148,941$71.613
15bluebird bio$148,879$71.581
16Zoox$148,144$71.227
17Practice Fusion$148,113$71.21
18PVH$148,002$71.1515
19NVIDIA$147,548$70.9444
20The Walt Disney Company$147,480$70.90127

How Much Do Senior Project Managers Make In Different Industries?

Senior project manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, manufacturing, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for senior project managers. For example, senior project managers make a whopping average salary of $118,994 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $112,754 in the manufacturing industry and $112,551 in the professional industry.

Senior project managers may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $74,334.

Highest Paying Industries For Senior Project Managers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$118,994$57.21
2Manufacturing$112,754$54.21
3Professional$112,551$54.11
4Finance$112,027$53.86
5Health Care$106,640$51.27
6Telecommunication$106,516$51.21
7Government$74,334$35.74

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Senior Project Manager Salary Trends

Average Senior Project Manager Salary Over Time

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

    Senior Project Manager Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$111,000$53.34+4.1%
    2021$106,000$51.17+1.3%
    2020$105,000$50.50+1.7%
    2019$103,000$49.63+0.6%
    2018$103,000$49.32+0.1%

    Recently Added Senior Project Manager Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    General DynamicsSenior Program ManagerAberdeen Proving Ground, MD07/26/2022$194,300
    General DynamicsSubcontract Senior Program ManagerScottsdale, AZ07/26/2022$176,200
    Shi CorporationSR. Project ManagerSomerset, NJ07/26/2022$90,000
    Vanir Const. Mgt.Senior Project ManagerDenver, CO07/26/2022$145,000
    PeratonSenior Program ManagerWashington, DC07/26/2022$110,100
    Central HealthSenior Project ManagerAustin, TX07/26/2022$69,967
    Nv5Senior Project Manager-BuildingsDenver, CO07/26/2022$100,000
    General DynamicsSenior Project ManagerBloomington, MN07/26/2022$102,500
    One JusticeDirector/Senior Attorney/Senior Program ManagerSan Francisco, CA07/26/2022$80,000
    General DynamicsAutonomous Undersea Systems Senior Program ManagerQuincy, MA07/26/2022$202,700

    Senior Project Manager Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Senior Project Managers the most?

    California pays Senior Project Managers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $126,460 per year, or $60.80 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Senior Project Manager if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $120,359 per year.

    What type of Senior 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 Senior Project Manager?

    A good starting salary for a senior project manager is $83,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a senior project manager in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for senior project managers is $114,030, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a senior 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.

    How long does it take to become a senior project manager?

    It takes around ten years to become a senior project manager. When you factor in a college degree (4 years), 7500 of project management work needed to get a PMP, working as a project manager for at least 3 to 4 years, as well as having a year or two experience in leadership roles.

    How much should a senior project manager be paid?

    A senior project manager should be paid at least $100,000. The average salary for a senior project manager is $108,931 a year.

    There is a lot of variation in how much a senior project manager can make, ranging from $54,500 a year to $175,00 a year. The location of the position is a big factor in the differences in potential earnings.

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