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The average project manager

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The APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2015 is a project manager salary survey by the Association for Project Management.

Conducted with career development partner Wellingtone the project professional salary survey allows for greater benchmarking, not only for project, programme and portfolio managers, but for employers too.

Based on APM’s salary research, the average project manager:

  1. is male aged 35-44;
  2. earns approximately £40,000-£49,000 per annum;
  3. has up to 15 years’ experience;
  4. to date they have attained an undergraduate degree as well as APMP: The Project Management Qualification and PRINCE2 professional qualifications;
  5. sees the value of being a member of a professional body as a Full member of APM;
  6. is a full-time project manager working for an APM Corporate member (250 employees+);
  7. most likely working in aerospace and defence, construction or consultancy and;
  8. lives in London or the South East;

The survey provides project managers and employers with an overview of the profession in terms of salaries, contractor market, packages and market trends.

The research will be of interest to project professionals, recruiters, employers and those who will be considering a career in project management.

Download your free copy of the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2015



Key findings that you will find of interest include:

  • Average project manager salary;
  • How qualifications and membership level affect salary;
  • UK regional salary variations;
  • Earnings by gender;
  • Average project manager contractor day rates;
  • Average contract length for project managers;
  • Job satisfaction of project managers;
  • Criteria for seeking new career opportunities;
  • Confidence in the project management market;
  • Plus much more.

Find out more about the APM Salary and Market Trends research






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