Project Manager

Across nearly every industry, project managers take on the tough task of keeping teams and projects running on-time and on-budget.

Overview

A Project Manager takes on the responsibility of helping teams plan and execute projects to achieve business goals. Depending upon the organization and industry that could mean everything from orchestrating a multi-year construction project to helping teams build the next unmanned spacecraft or hot new software product.

Many project managers start their careers at consulting firms where they are trained in one of many project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, XP, Six Sigma, etc.). Others get their start by working within project teams and move into a new role. Successful project managers are detailed oriented and work well with a group of people who have a wide variety of skills and diverse backgrounds. They are typically responsible for creating a project plan, tracking a team's progress against that plan, communicating with stakeholders, and removing any barriers that might prevent a team for being successful.

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Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Project Manager salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$96,425
$81k $125k
Washington DC
$96,425
$60k $134k
Charleston, SC
$122,000
$120k $124k
San Jose, CA
$104,340
$71k $127k
Bridgeport, CT
$95,000
$82k $109k

Top Paying Companies

Project Manager salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. McKinsey & Company

Salary
$158,498
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
17,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Accounting & Legal
Revenue
No Reported (USD) per year

2. Wood Group Mustang

Salary
$152,938
Headquarters
Houston, TX
Size
4,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$430M+ (USD) per year

3. GSEC

Salary
$152,143
Headquarters
Jersey City, NJ
Size
340+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
No Reported (USD) per year

4. ZS Associates

Salary
$147,542
Headquarters
Evanston, IL
Size
3,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$300M+ (USD) per year

5. Aditi

Salary
$144,074
Headquarters
Bellevue, WA
Size
3,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$75M+ (USD) per year

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