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 cio.com, 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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Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.