Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Thirteenth Edition

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The thirteenth edition of Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey is your roadmap to understanding salary trends in the project management field. With insights from over 20,000 professionals spanning 21 countries, the report is your ticket to staying up to date on the median salaries for project professionals, helping you make informed decisions for your career.

Our report emphasizes how crucial it is for project professionals like you to have the skills and certifications needed to thrive. And we know that understanding the connections among skills, experience, certifications and salary is pivotal for your project management career journey. It’s important for your organization too. The salary survey can also help establish equitable pay structures for project management roles in organizations. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or improve your organization’s approach, our report contains the insights that matter most.

The report compares median salaries by country (in U.S. dollars) and shows median salaries cross-tabulated by eight major project management positions, years of work experience in project management, Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification status and project size. If you’re a PMI member, you have exclusive access to the full report with detailed information, in local currencies, about the 21 countries included in the final survey results. 

Key Findings

  • Respondents with a PMP® certification report higher median salaries than those without PMP certification — 33% higher on average across the 21 countries surveyed.
  • Nearly two-thirds (66%) of survey participants reported an increase in total compensation (including salary, bonuses and other cash incentives) over the 12 months prior to completing the salary survey — and 61% of survey respondents who received a compensation increase reported a boost of 5% or higher.
  • Many survey respondents also believe that obtaining PMP certification has been valuable to their careers in addition to being a significant contributor to salary growth. 

Report Features

  • Salary data from more than 20,000 project management practitioners
  • Responses from professionals in 21 countries
  • General listing of median salaries reported by country (from highest to lowest)
  • Salary data cross-tabulated by demographic variables from eight project management positions (entry-level project managers to senior executives in project management)
  • Reported salary increases over the past 12 months and expected salary increases over the next 12 months
  • Information on employee benefit packages

Countries Surveyed

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Key Demographics

  • Country of employment
  • Position description
  • Years of work experience
  • Years worked in project management
  • Highest formal education level obtained
  • Degree in project management
  • PMP® certification status
  • Gender
  • Department/function
  • Industry
  • Number of employees in entire organization
  • Average project team size
  • Typical project budget

Project Management Salary Survey — 13th Edition Summary

Non-PMI members can read the summary report.