Why You Should Get the PMP

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The PMP Sets the Global Standard

There’s a reason project professionals in more than 200 countries have earned and maintained their Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. It delivers real value in the form of professional credibility, deep knowledge and increased earning potential.

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Top three reasons to earn your PMP certification:

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Land a higher salary

It’s a fact—PMP offers high-end earning potential. In most industries and most locations around the world you earn more as a PMP-certified project leader.

The PMI Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey – Twelfth Edition reports on the 2021 median salary of project managers to clearly show the impact of having and maintaining your PMP certification. This latest salary edition proves that across 40 countries surveyed, respondents with a PMP certification make an average of 16% higher than those without – 32% within the US. In addition to a one-time salary raise, 22% of respondents reported increases of at least 5% over the year.

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sixteen percent higher

The global median salary for PMP holders is 16% higher (and 32% higher in the U.S.) than those without certification, according to our Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey - Twelfth Edition.

Earn the PMP. Earn more. 


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Find new career opportunities with a credibility boost

Innovative organizations around the world look for the PMP—some even require it! Put yourself in high demand for bigger projects and better jobs by adding the leading certification to your name.

As a globally recognized certification, the PMP can open doors for you within your company or in another organization. This is because of the valuable skills you will learn during the process of obtaining your PMP certification.

Grace Najjar explains why the PMP for Project Management Professionals

Created by project professionals for project leaders, the PMP will validate that you are highly skills in project management skills that employers seek. As the demand for project manager roles increases, take the next step to increase your marketability and see what new job opportunities will open for you with the PMP certification.

plus 25 million

25M new project management employees needed to meet global talent demands by 2030 with 2.3 million annual job openings.


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Tap into a growing community

Network with the best of the best in your field; seek insight from others facing similar challenges; find a mentor or peer who can help you thrive.

With over 1 million people across the globe maintaining a PMP certification, it is one of the most widely held and well-known certifications. Joining this elite community provides you with the opportunity to become a PMI Member, join a PMI Chapter and even attend PMI Training sessions around the world.

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Through these interactions, you will be able to meet other PMP certification holders and gain valuable insight through all of the resources available. As you continue to grow in the PMI community, you could even become a mentor yourself!


There are more than 1,200,000 PMP certification holders worldwide. They’ve earned the global gold standard credential in project management.

Now’s your time. Become one of them.

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