What is the average salary of a project manager? | FAQs

2 minutes   |  PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Wondering what kind of salary you can expect to earn if you take the time to invest in project management training, across all levels of experience?

Hear from, Kyle de Frietas, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Project Management Foundations online short course, as he takes you through the average salaries of both new and experienced project managers.

Essentially, the salary of a project manager will differ depending on your years of experience.

Per annum, in South Africa specifically, the amount can range from R500,000 a year for a mid-level position, to over R1 million a year for a more senior project manager, with over 20 years of experience.

If you’re a junior in the industry and just starting out, you can expect to earn up to R300,000 a year. So regardless of your level of experience, the salary of a project manager is quite enticing.


Transcriptions

Based on the PMI’s biennial salary survey report, the average salary for project management practitioners working in South Africa with less than three years’ experience is between R500-600, 000 per annum. For project management practitioners working in South Africa with more than twenty years’ experience the average salary is in excess of R1m per annum. As you have just heard, the average annual salary for project management practitioners can vary significantly, but for those of you starting out in this exciting management discipline, you can expect to earn a salary in the region of R300,000 per annum. To learn more, please visit PMI.org where you can download the ninth edition of their free salary survey report.