PM Salary Survey

Project Management Salary Survey

The Project Management Institute (PMI) publishes a biennial salary survey. For 15 years, this comprehensive report has been an industry-leading source of data, helping employers to better determine salary ranges, and giving project management practitioners a greater awareness of their earning potential.

With information from more than 26 000 respondents in 34 countries, and salary data reported in local currency, this ninth edition of the survey, Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, is a significant resource for project management practitioners and their employers, as well as compensation committees, human resource departments and executive recruiters.

Survey Highlights

Certifications such as PMI’s globally-recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential.

  • The Salary Survey showed PMPs earn 20% more than their non-credentialed peers
  • Highest paid PM’s are in Switzerland with a median salary of US$ 130 000
  • Second place was Australia  with US$ 109 000
  • Third place was USA with US$108 000
  • South Africa came in 15th  with US$ 68 000.

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