Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for software project managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 38,084 software project managers currently employed in the United States.
- 32.8% of all software project managers are women, while 67.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed software project manager is 39 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of software project managers is White (56.4%), followed by Asian (28.9%), Hispanic or Latino (6.9%) and Black or African American (4.9%).
- In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
- 8% of all software project managers are LGBT.
- Software project managers are 55% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.
Software Project Manager Statistics By Gender
32.8% of software project managers are women and 67.2% of software project managers are men.
- Male, 67.2%
- Female, 32.8%
Software Project Managers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Software Project Manager
Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Software Project Manager Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the software project manager position over time.
Software Project Manager Gender By Year
Software Project Manager Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.
|Informatics Nurse Specialist||13%||87%|
|Clinical Support Specialist||22%||78%|
|Software Project Manager||67%||33%|
|Senior Data Center Engineer||98%||2%|
|Software Applications Architect||98%||2%|
|Dell Certified Systems Expert||99%||1%|
Software Project Manager Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among software project managers is White, which makes up 56.4% of all software project managers. Comparatively, there are 28.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 56.4%
- Asian, 28.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 6.9%
- Black or African American, 4.9%
- Unknown, 2.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%
Software Project Manager Race
|Software Project Manager Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||6.9%|
|Black or African American||4.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.1%|
Software Project Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among software project managers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Software Project Manager Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Software Project Manager Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$104,099|
|Hispanic or Latino||$108,152|
Software Project Manager JOBS
Average Age of a Software Project Manager
We determined the average age of software project managers based on ethnicity and gender.
Software Project Manager Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||40||43|
|Hispanic or Latino||35||35|
Software Project Manager Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of software project manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of software project managers is 40+ years old, which represents 46% of the population.
Software Project Manager Age
|Software Project Manager Years||Percentages|
Types of Software Project Manager Degree Levels
The most common degree for software project managers is bachelor's degree 70% of software project managers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 19% and rounding it off is associate degree with 8%.
- Bachelors, 70%
- Masters, 19%
- Associate, 8%
- Doctorate, 1%
- Other Degrees, 2%
Software Project Managers By Education
|Software Project Manager Degree||Percentages|
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Software Project Manager Wage Gap By Education
Software Project Manager Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where software project managers work. We found most software project managers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most software project managers is the technology industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire software project managers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Software Project Manager Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||4%|
|100 - 500 employees||10%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||10%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||35%|
|> 10,000 employees||36%|
The Types Of Companies Software Project Manager Work In
Employees with the software project manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most software project managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.
Software Project Manager Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Software Project Managers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ software project managers. Those industries include technology, manufacturing and finance.
Software Project Manager Industry Statistics
Software Project Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics
Software Project Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of software project managers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Software Project Manager Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Software Project Manager Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Software Project Manager Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,516 software project managers resumes, we figured out that the average software project manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.
Less than one year
Software Project Manager Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||14%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Software Project Managers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to software project managers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Senior Voice Engineer||7.80%||3,084|
|Software Project Manager||8.26%|
|Junior Network Specialist||8.39%||52,084|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Software Project Managers
The most common foreign language among software project managers is Spanish at 31.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 11.8% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 9.8%.
- Spanish, 31.4%
- German, 11.8%
- Chinese, 9.8%
- French, 9.8%
- Arabic, 9.8%
- Other, 27.4%
Software Project Manager Languages Spoken