PayScale reports average salaries for general project managers and managers across more specialised industries. On average, a project manager may expect to earn between $62,000 and $141,000, with an average annual salary of $96,000. A project manager working in the construction industry may expect to earn between $60,000 and $153,000 per year, with an average salary of $98,000, and a project manager working in information technology may expect to earn between $68,000 and $147,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $109,000 per year.
PayScale reports a positive trend for earning capacity against work experience, with project managers with more than 20 years of experience earning up to $20,000 per year more than people with 10 to 20 years of work experience. Working in a specialised field may also increase a project manager’s earning capacity.