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Project manager salary in United States

How much does a Project Manager make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $87,411
Low $56,340
High $135,617
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a project manager is $87,411 per year in the United States. 47.8k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Project Managers in United States

  1. Apple
    12,269 reviews40 salaries reported
    $122,341per year
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Highest paying cities for Project Managers near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $102,112 per year
    735 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $98,919 per year
    1.2k salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $96,431 per year
    857 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $95,509 per year
    562 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $92,843 per year
    808 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $92,837 per year
    924 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $92,461 per year
    694 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $89,397 per year
    563 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $87,328 per year
    570 salaries reported
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Where can a Project Manager earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Project Managers

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Top certifications
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Professional Engineer

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10 jobs27
2,840 jobs5,287
389 jobs676
188 jobs351
223 jobs378
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Most common benefits for Project Managers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,837 ratings

67% of Project Managers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Construction Project Manager

Job openings

Average $92,031 per year

Technical Project Manager

Job openings

Average $107,513 per year

Commercial Project Manager

Job openings

Average $90,121 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Project Manager

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