Thursday, 17 May 2012

Six figure salaries for certified PMs: Study

A recent survey by PMP, reported that 71% of project managers saw an increase in their total compensation in 2011. PMI Project Management Salary Survey, Seventh Edition included 30,000 project management practitioners in 29 countries.

Average median salary of project managers is reported to be 92,000 USD.

The 10 countries reporting the highest average salaries (in US dollars) are:

  • Switzerland, $160,409
  • Australia, $139,497
  • Germany, $110,347
  • Netherlands, $109,775
  • Belgium, $108,750
  • United States, $105,000
  • Ireland, $101,635
  • Canada, $98,517
  • United Kingdom, $96,384
  • New Zealand, $91,109

The report also reports that Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified professionals earned 16% more than non-certified professionals in 2011.

“There is a very real benefit for those with the experience and training to pursue certification. In today’s volatile economy, organizations are increasingly recognizing project management as a professional competency that provides distinct competitive advantages – and they are willing to pay for top project management talent.” said Mark A. Langley, President and CEO of Project Management Institute.

The PMI Project Management Salary Survey, Seventh Edition is conducted by PMI’s market research team. Full report is available on