What and who is a project manager?

According to Project Management Institute, Project Managers are change agents: they make project goals their own and use their skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team. They enjoy the organized adrenaline of new challenges and the responsibility of driving business results. They are organized, passionate and goal-oriented who understand what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change. But the question is, how much do Project Managers make for a living? What are the factors that contributes to their salary? And how is having a certification in Project Management Professional (PMP)®?


What is the median salary for a project professional?

Worldwide, the countries where project managers report the highest median salaries are: Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. According to the Project Management Institute, project managers in these countries earn a median salary of:

  • Switzerland: $132,086
  • United States: $116,000
  • Australia: $101,381
  • Germany: $96,987
  • The Netherlands: $93,839

What are the factors that increase a Project Manager’s salary?

There are a lot of factors to consider when talking about Project Manager’s increasing salary. It can be through the industry they are in, position, years of experience, PMP Status, and even in years worked in PM. We have narrowed down six major factors that increas a Project Manager’s salary:

  • A Project Management Certification or Graduate Degree
    • PMP Certification
    • Master’s Degree in Project Management
  • Years of Experience
  • Specialization
  • Project Team Size
  • Industry
  • Location

      In the United States, professionals with PMP certifications have consistently earned a premium of 20+%.  In 2017, even CNN published an article on this topic and called PMP a “poor man’s MBA”.


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