PMI Salary Survey offers glimpse into salaries of project managers

A recent PMI salary survey covers the salary aspects of a project management career. If you're up to it, TechRepublic has some great PM resources.

If the latest PMI Salary Survey is any indication, there aren't many downsides to a career in IT project management. Even though many organizations aren't big enough to have an IT pro specifically designated as a Project Manager, those who can perform the duties of project management are in demand and earn a higher-than-average salary. The survey bears out that the average salary for an IT project manager is just over $100,000.

A recent piece on, covers the PMI survey, which breaks data down by job title, educational background, possession of a PMP certification, industry, type of project, and size of team.

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I would be a bit skeptical about the survey findings. While the average salaries of PMs might be touching $100,000 in Europe/US, they would be much lower in the other geographies. It would be notable that a significant number of PMI certified professionals are outside Europe/US. Another interesting point, in times of downturn project managers suffer more due to a myth that Project management is not core to the business! Given the risk of getting fired due to project failures (even for ones where PM is not directly responsible)the rewards certainly don't add up... :-( Shyam Verma, PMP, ITIL Program & portfolio mgnt professional LinkedIn:spverma. Twitter: Shammy11


In the PM business, you are either the cream at the top of the bottle or the stuff at the bottom. The cream who have the successful experience are in somewhat of a demand and can command higher salaries. The rest, well are no better off than the rest of us and yes they are the first ones to go in an economic downturn. The best that one can hope for is to have the cost of PM built into the sale/project and make it look like you are giving that service away. PM.. risky career choice. Personally, take up a trade there's more money in it..


Shyam, if you take the time to read the survey, it clearly states it is based upon US Project Managers only. It also goes on to break the salaries down by Title, Education and Certification.

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