Project manager

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

Average base salary
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24.1k salaries reported, updated at Jul 10, 2020
$86,450
per year
The average salary for a project manager is $86,450 per year in the United States and $13,500 cash bonus per year.
Additional compensation
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Cash bonus
$13,500
per year
Most common benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health savings account
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Most common benefits for Project Managers

  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health savings account
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
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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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