Project Manager salary in United States

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

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Most common benefits

Cash bonus
$13,500per year
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The average salary for a project manager is $74,275 per year in the United States and $13,500 cash bonus per year.26.1k salaries reported, updated at January 19, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Highest paying cities for Project Managers in United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $87,520 per year
    433 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $85,062 per year
    279 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $84,923 per year
    601 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $81,886 per year
    213 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $78,523 per year
    495 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $77,411 per year
    311 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $76,504 per year
    313 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $73,936 per year
    221 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $70,564 per year
    688 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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Professional Engineer

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Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
10 jobs27
2,840 jobs5,287
389 jobs676
188 jobs351
223 jobs378
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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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Salary satisfaction

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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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