Project manager earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level project manager earnings begin at:

$48.83 per hour

$101,557 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level project manager earnings begin at:

$35.66 per hour

$74,174 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level project manager earnings begin at:

$28.09 per hour

$58,422 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level project manager earnings begin at:

$24.49 per hour

$50,937 per year

10th percentile

Starting level project manager earnings begin at:

$22.94 per hour

$47,707 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Project manager salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $81,119
Maryland $67,367
Virginia $66,815
Utah $66,523
North Carolina $65,136
Missouri $63,576
Pennsylvania $63,022
Washington $62,799
Arizona $62,298
New Jersey $61,532
Ohio $61,395
Minnesota $61,082
New York $58,952
Colorado $58,561
California $58,422
Georgia $58,152
Texas $58,144
Massachusetts $57,439
Oregon $56,027
Illinois $54,264
Michigan $53,000
Tennessee $51,009
Wisconsin $50,000
Florida $48,012

How do project manager salaries compare to similar careers?

Project managers earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than human resources managers but more than bank managers.

Career Median Salary
Human resources manager salary $56K
Advertising manager salary $50K
Customer success manager salary $61K
Logistician salary $49K
Fundraising manager salary $43K
Project manager salary $58K
Marketing manager salary $53K
Sales manager salary $51K
Operations manager salary $56K
Bank manager salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)