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How Much Does an IT Project Manager Make?

Project managers who work in Information Technology (IT) are responsible for planning and executing IT-related projects. They create and maintain a project plan, communicate with stakeholders, manage resource allocation, assist the team in testing, oversee the delivery and quality of product releases, and implement software life cycle methodology.

The average salary for an IT project manager is $88,982 per year. The amount an IT project manager gets paid can vary, depending on location, experience, certifications, unique skill sets, etc.

  • Entry-level IT project managers make an average of $61-72k per year
  • Those with five to 10 years of experience earn an average of $89k annually
  • Experienced IT PMs with 10-20 years of experience can make upwards of $103k 

IT project managers in San Francisco, New York, Washington, Chicago, and Boston earn above-average salaries, up to 20% more. Those located in Seattle, Austin, Philadelphia, Denver, and Phoenix tend to make slightly less.