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How Much Do Project Managers Make? 2019 Project Manager Salary Guide

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How much does a project manager make?

Before we answer this question, some housekeeping:

The only real answer to this question is (the eternally frustrating), “Well, it depends…” As a project manager, your salary depends on factors like your:

  • Sector
  • Seniority
  • Specialization
  • Location—which country? Urban or rural?
  • Project management education
  • Average project budget

Tools like Payscale and Salary.com can provide some good general salary info, but their shortcoming is that they encompass a lot of estimates that don’t hone in on the digital project management niche, which is what we’re focused on here at The Digital Project Manager. They also don’t always provide enough specificity to be useful.

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So, we started surveying the DPM community to get specific insight into digital project management salaries. Our survey was designed to find answers to questions like:

Sound juicy? Jump to the 2019 digital project manager salary survey results.

SIDENOTE

We’ve been doing this survey since 2016—we’ve compiled the results from across the years so you can see how the field is changing over time:

Hundreds of participants from around the globe filled out the 2019 survey. We also supplemented our survey with salary data from other sources on the web, and we’ve compiled the results here to help you better understand the digital project management career field as it continues to grow.

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And head’s up—we’re collecting data to update the results for 2020. Please participate by taking a few minutes to complete the survey here:

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How Much Do Project Managers Make?

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Otherwise known as, “Am I being paid what I’m worth?”

If you’re looking for a average project manager salary, you’ll find a wide range of answers from career sites and labor organizations. For instance, looking at the results from a few well-known career sites, the average PM salary in the U.S. is reported to be $72,000 on one site and $133,000 on another.

Likewise, the variance in reported salary ranges (lowest and highest PM salaries) also make it difficult to really understand where you might even fall on the spectrum, with one site reporting a very wide project manager salary range of $27,000 to $131,500 while another site reports a surprisingly high range from $118,500 to $149,000 in the U.S.

“Okay, okay—just give me some basic numbers”

We can do a bit better than that.

Below, we show the results of calculating the average salaries for various project management roles by combining salary averages from sites like Glass Door, Payscale, Indeed, LinkedIn, CW Jobs, Neuvoo, telegraph, Zip Recruiter, and other career sites. We’ve only covered the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, but you can still use these estimates to get a basic idea of project management salaries.

Average Project Manager Salary

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This is a broad category that includes project management roles across sectors like IT, government, healthcare, finance, construction, and many more.

  • Project manager salary Canada: $82,250 (CAD)
  • Project manager salary U.S.: $91,881
  • Project manager salary U.K.: £50,286

How much does a project manager make per hour?

Based on the average project manager salary listed above and calculated based on a 40-hour work week, project managers earn an average of $39(CAD)/hour in Canada, $44/hour in the United States, and £24/hour in the United Kingdom.

Keep in mind that this hourly rate is a simple calculation based off of average annual salaries—not necessarily what you’d charge as your project manager hourly rate if you’re a contract, freelance, or work from home project manager. Freelancers, jump to the contract vs. permanent section for more info.

Average Digital Project Manager Salary

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Our calculations show a clear difference between a general PM salary (above) and a digital PM salary. Comparing to the numbers above, across the board, we see that digital project management pays 20-25% less than the project management industry average.

  • Digital project manager salary Canada: $61,707 (CAD)
  • Digital project manager salary United States: $72,458
  • Digital project manager salary United Kingdom: £38,642

It’s worth pointing out that in our salary survey looking specifically at digital project management salaries, the reported digital PM salary was higher than the averages listed across career websites. Here are the average digital project manager salaries from our 2019 survey:

  • Canada: $76,281 (CAD)
  • United States: $79,719
  • United Kingdom: £42,442

Average Entry-Level Project Manager Salary

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Entry-level PMs go by a few different titles. Typically, the salary falls within the same range as a junior project manager salary, project assistant salary, assistant project manager salary, or associate project manager salary. Or, your role might also simply be “project manager”, but with pay starting on the lower end of the earning scale.

  • Entry-level project manager salary Canada: $56,253 (CAD)
  • Entry-level project manager salary United States: $59,333
  • Entry-level project manager salary United Kingdom: £29,500
PROTIP

Are you starting to explore project management as a career? I recommend taking a look at our guide How to Become a Project Manager, which answers questions like, “What is a project manager?” and “What do project managers do?”.

Average Late Career and Senior Project Manager Salary

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Predicting what your salary would be as a late career, experienced, or senior PM gets tricky. This is because the project management career path can take you in many directions—and not all of them in project management. It’s important to keep this in mind when considering salary averages as your career advances: instead of looking at a senior PM role, you might be looking at program or portfolio management, business analysis, operations, directorship, consulting, and many other positions.

  • Late career and senior project manager salary Canada: $115,377 (CAD)
  • Late career and senior project manager salary United States: $91,333
  • Late career and senior project manager salary United Kingdom: £64,109

Average Program Manager Salary

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The main difference between project management and program management is that program managers are responsible for a portfolio of projects or programs, while a project manager is responsible for the fulfillment of the projects themselves. Senior program manager Suze Haworth goes into more detail on the program manager role in her article on becoming a project manager.

In many cases, the career paths of project and program management overlap, with program managers drawing a higher average salary than project managers:

  • Program manager salary Canada: $81,802 (CAD)
  • Program manager salary United States: $96,225
  • Programme manager salary United Kingdom: £63,139

And advancing along the career path, the average senior program manager salary in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom is $93,491 (CAD), $113,004, and £74,969, respectively.

2019 Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Results

This year, we had hundreds of participants from around the globe, with the majority residing in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The remaining 20% of respondents came from a collection of 36 countries—a broader reach than our surveys in previous years.

Similarly to 2018 results, this year most professionals identified themselves as Project Managers, followed by Senior Project Managers. Project Coordinators, Project Directors, and Head of Project Management. The large majority of the respondents (90%) work in a permanent contract, with 10% working in contract or freelance roles.

2019 Salary Highlights

We observed an interesting trend in our results this year: across the board, entry- and mid-level project management roles saw an increase in salary, while higher-level roles saw a decrease.

You can find country-specific details on this below, but overall, the roles of Project Coordinator and Project Manager (entry- and mid-level) experienced anywhere from an 8% to 37% increase from last year. Meanwhile, upper-level roles like Senior Project Manager, Project Director, and Head of Project Management witnessed large decreases, with the greatest decrease for Head of Project Management in the U.S., falling 24% from last year.

This decrease in upper level salaries is exactly the opposite of what we observed from 2017 to 2018—and while we don’t have enough data to draw any sweeping conclusions, the fact that we’re seeing such significant decreases across the board indicates that upper-level PMO roles are undergoing a shift this year. Perhaps it’s a side effect of flattening workplace hierarchies, or is under the influence of the recent conversations and regulations that have targeted pay inequality in corporations—or maybe it’s due to something else entirely. It will be interesting to see how 2019 unravels and whether this trend will continue through 2020.

U.S.A. Digital Project Manager Salary Highlights

We received 153 responses from digital project managers in the U.S.A. spanning 78 cities. The salaries for full-time positions ranged from $20,800 to $165,000. The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate presented a small increase compared to last year’s results, varying from $189 to $800 a day.

Compared to 2018 results, this year’s survey results demonstrate salary increases for some of digital project manager positions. The average salary for Project Managers increased from roughly $72,568 to $75,183 and Project Coordinators saw a big jump (an increase of almost 25%) in average salary, from $44,041 to $54,896. At the same time, higher level roles saw decreases in salary from 2018 to 2019: the average Senior Project Manager salary went from $93,765 to $86,600; Project Director went from $108,823 to $95,342. Head of Project Management saw the biggest decrease from 2018 to 2019, falling almost 24% from $137,942 to $105,155.

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UK Digital Project Manager Salary Highlights

We received 66 responses from digital project managers in the United Kingdom spanning 27 cities, with almost half of respondents living in London. The digital project manager salaries ranged from £25,000 to £80,000. The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate varied from £250 to £625 a day.

Compared to 2018, the roles of Project Manager and Project Coordinator saw increased average salaries (from £35,260 to £38,590 and £22,500 to £30,900, respectively). Project Coordinators in the United Kingdom seem to have experienced the greatest leap in salary with an impressive increase of 37%. However, the more senior roles of Senior Project Manager, Project Director, and Head of Project Management all saw decreases in salary: Senior Project Manager saw a minor decrease from £45,639 to £44,322 between 2018 and 2019; Project Directors saw a more significant decrease from £65,217 to £56,250. From 2018 to 2019, Head of Project Management salaries saw almost a 20% decrease, from £77,400 to £62,500.

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Canadian Digital Project Manager Salary Highlights

We received 37 responses from digital project managers in Canada across 14 cities, with about a quarter of responses coming from Vancouver and another quarter from Toronto. The digital project manager salaries collected ranged from $55,000 to $135,000, and increase from 2018’s salary range of $42,000 to $128,000. The freelance project manager day rate ranged from $124 to $750.

Like in the United Kingdom and the United States, in Canada we observed roughly a 9% increase in the salaries of Project Coordinators and Project Managers (from $47,218 to $51,000 and from $65,581 to $72,158, respectively) and decreases of up to 13% in the salaries of higher level PMO roles. For Senior Project Managers, reported salaries from 2018 to 2019 went from $84,517 to $75,333; Head of Project Management went from $116,184 to $106,667. Project Directors saw the greatest change, going from $111,706 to $97,500 between 2018 and 2019 for a 13% decrease.

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6 Important Factors In Project Management Salaries

Of course, your level of experience as a PM affects your project management salary. But there are a few other important factors influencing your salary that you should take into account:

1. Contract or Permanent?

There are pros and cons to being a contractor vs. full-time employee. On paper, contractors often have higher pay than permanent employees. However, contractors have the disadvantage of being thrown onto projects that are temporary and provide very little opportunity for their professional development. In short, you may have a neat list of agencies you’ve worked for, but the projects need to be substantial enough to bring you to your next career move.

So, how much do freelance project managers make per day? Here are the results from our salary survey:

  • In Canada, freelance project managers earn an average of $380 per day.
  • In the United States, freelance project managers earn an average of $444 per day.
  • In the United Kingdom, freelance project managers earn an average of £384 per day.
PROTIP

Freelance project managers can learn more about the tricks of the trade in our Ultimate Guide to Freelance Project Management.

2. Generalist or Specialist?

Do you have significant experience under a certain skill set? In-depth experience with a particular CMS or specialization in Earned Value Management (to cite just a few examples) can set you apart from other digital project managers. With this under your belt, it may allow you to work on more projects pertaining to your skill set and potentially drawing a more premium salary. This is subject to supply and demand, so be sure to evaluate whether the skill set you have will continue to be in-demand!

3. Certification?

It’s widely stated (here and here, for instance) that project managers with the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification receive about a 20% higher salary than their non-PMP certified peers (the average PMP certification salary was recently reported to be $115,000 by the PMI).

While it doesn’t stand to reason that you’ll receive a 20% raise on the day you pass your PMP exam, higher salaries do correlate with certification, regardless of whether the relationship is causal.

And it’s not just the PMP—other certifications correlate with higher salaries, too. For example, in the U.S., we calculated the average salary for a project master with CSM (Certified Scrum Master) to be $101,000, compared with the average project manager salary at $91,881.

PROTIP

Did you know? We’ve got our own certification and online course designed specifically for tackling the real-world challenges of digital projects. Learn more about it here.

4. Sector?

A big part of determining a digital project manager’s salary is the industry in which they work. A large bank or software company would provide a much higher salary compared to a non-profit organization or a small, local company.

For example, combining sources across the web, we calculated the average digital marketing project manager salary in the United States to be $59,089, whereas the average IT project manager salary was $88,451.

5. Project budget?

Especially for contractors who might calculate their rate based on the project budget (essentially a value-based pricing model), a higher project budget corresponds to a higher salary.

If you’re curious, have a look at this simple chart showing the relationship between project budget and average PM salary.

6. Urban or rural?

The location factor will always be a major influencer on your salary. Based on our past salary results, major cities that are bigger economic markets offer higher salaries. This, of course, comes with higher expectations and slightly more pressure in performance. Spoiler alert: this year’s salary survey results are no different.

2018 Results

What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? And while we’re asking, what are average salaries for a senior project manager, project co-ordinator and project director too? These are the questions our project manager salary survey addresses. We’re taking a global view to get insights on project manager salary information around the world.

It’s important because as organizations around the world further embrace the power of digital products/services, the digital project management field continues to grow. With more talent joining this career path, the questions of earning potential and career trajectory is inevitable.  For individuals currently in this field, the question becomes, “am I being paid what I’m worth?’ and for the ambitious ones, looking ahead in their project management career – “How can I expect my salary to change as I progress?”

Infographic Digital project manager salary 2018 - US, UK, CanadaOur digital project manager salary survey aims to give you a better idea of what the landscape looks like for digital project managers and how compensation changes as you become increasingly senior. Tools like Payscale, Salary.com,  Glass Door and Monster can provide a lot of general salary information for digital project managers, but you’ll find the estimates for salaries that they provide to be wildly different, so this article is intended as a more informed summary of salary information specifically for digital project managers.

We’ve been doing this survey since 2016 and the results of each year you can find compiled here in this article, so you can see and compare how the field is changing.

Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Considerations

As with any salary survey, it’s difficult to provide accurate summaries because there are so many variables. So before we dive into the digital project manager salary survey results, here are a few things to think about.

Contract vs. Permanent PM’s

There are pros and cons of being a contractor versus a full-time employee. The major advantage of contracting being that you will likely get paid more. The disadvantage is that you may be thrown onto projects that are temporary and may provide very little growth to your professional development. In addition, sure you may have a neat list of agencies that you’ve worked for here and there, but the projects need to be substantial enough to bring you to your next career move.

Generalist vs. Specialist project managers

If you have gathered significant experience under a certain skillset (e.g. understanding a particular CMS really well), this can set you apart from other digital project managers. With this under your belt, it may allow you to work on more projects pertaining to your skill set and potentially drawing a more premium salary within your industry. However, this is subject to supply and demand, so be sure to evaluate whether the skillset you have will continue to be in-demand!

Industry – IT and banking PM’s are always on the money

A big part of determining a digital project manager’s salary is the industry in which they work. A large bank or software company would provide a much higher salary compared to a non-profit organization or a smaller local company. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s about understanding your needs and what is the best fit.

Location – city slickers get the big bucks

The location factor will always be a salary influencer. Based on our past salary results, major cities that are bigger economic markets have been known to offer higher salaries. This, of course, comes with higher expectations and slightly more pressure in performance. Spoiler alert: this year’s salary survey results are no different.

2018 Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Results

We gathered information from around 190 respondents and matched with reliable 3rd party sources, including data from many different countries such as USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Ukraine.

Here is a breakdown of our survey participants with digital project managers contributing their salary information from various countries:Digital project manager salary 2018 - respondentsAs you can see, we received input from all around the globe, with most responses coming from USA, United Kingdom, and Canada. Therefore, we will focus our analysis on those three countries due to a more relevant and reliable sample size.

What best describes your digital project management related job title?

Similarly to 2017 results, this year we had most professionals identifying themselves as Project Managers, followed by Senior Project Managers. Project Coordinators, Project Directors, and other job titles were also present in the 2018 digital project manager salary survey. In addition to that, the large majority of the respondents (88%) work in a permanent contract.

Digital project manager salary survey 2017 - respondentsSalary highlights from USA digital project managers

We received 83 responses from digital project managers in the USA spanning 46 cities. The DPM salaries collected for full-time positions ranged from $30,000 to $150,000, with the highest average salary coming from Palo Alto, California.

The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate presented a small increase compared to last year’s results, varying from $150 to $800 a day. It is important to remember that those rates are highly dependent on other variables such as experience, industry, and location.

To help you visualize the project management career trajectory (in a financial perspective), we created a graphic that summarizes the average salaries for different roles in the USA: Digital project manager salary 2018 - united statesCompared to 2017 results, this year’s survey results demonstrate salary increases for some of digital project manager positions. The average salary for Project Managers increased from roughly $70,000 to $72,568 whereas Senior Project Managers saw their salaries increase from $87,000 to $93,765.

However, the 2018 survey pointed to a salary decrease for Project Coordinators, going from an average of $49,671 to $44,041. Many factors may be related to this result such as an increase in competition or saturation in the market for this entry-level position.

Salary highlights from UK digital project managers

We received 49 responses from digital project managers in the United Kingdom spanning 17 cities. The digital project manager salaries collected ranged from £26,000 to £85,000. The survey results show that London accounts for the highest salaries in UK, followed by Windsor, Oxford, Manchester, and Birmingham.

The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate varied from £275 to £500 a day.

Below you can see overall average salaries according to each job title in the United Kingdom.Digital project manager salary 2018 - united kingdomThe salaries for the majority of PMO roles keep sustainably increasing in the UK. For instance, the average salary increased from £34,456 to £35,260 and from £74,799 to £77,400 for Digital Project Managers and Head of Project Managers respectively (when compared to the 2017 survey). In addition to that, there was a salary increase for Project Directors (from £64,869 to £65,217, when compared with the previous period), demonstrating a higher stability and better prospect for top-tier positions.

Salary highlights from Canadian digital project managers

We received 17 responses from digital project managers in Canada across 4 provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia). The digital project manager salaries collected ranged from $42,000 to $128,000. Repeating the 2017 survey, Toronto (ON)  was the city with the highest salary registered. The data also includes salaries from cities such as Vancouver, Montréal, Calgary, Burlington, Victoria, and Edmonton.

Career projection and overall average salaries for various digital project management roles in Canada are shown below:Apart from Project Coordinator salary that decreased when compared with the last year’s results (from CAD49,406 to CAD47,218), the 2018 survey results for Canada presented a consistent and optimistic outlook all across the PMO roles. The highest salary increase (6%) came from the Project Manager role, going from CAD61,824 in 2017 to CAD65,581 in 2018. Project Directors also saw a significant increase in their salaries this year (4.5%).

As it can be seen, the project management career in Canada seems promising, with significant increases all across the board, especially in the most experienced roles. An extra motivation for you keeping investing in the career.

Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Sources


2017 Results

2017 Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Results

This year’s salary survey data is derived from over 300 respondents as well as 3rd party sources and includes data from 30 countries that include: Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France, India, Italy, México, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine! Here is a breakdown of our survey participants with digital project managers contributing their salary information from various countries:

2016 #dpm digital project manager salary survey respondents country breakdown

It’s truly amazing to have received global input on the salary survey and we hope to continue this growth. The largest responses came from countries such as USA, United Kingdom, and Canada. With that being said, the statistics below will focus on these markets due to a healthy sample size.

What best describes your digital project management related job title?

We had most responses from digital project managers – you’ll find this corresponds with most job postings in the market. Senior project managers, project coordinators, project directors and other job titles were also represented in the 2017 digital project manager salary survey.

2016 #dpm digital project manager salary survey job title breakdown

Salary highlights from USA digital project managers

We received 84 responses from digital project managers in the USA spanning 53 cities. The DPM salaries collected ranged from $35,000 to $120,000. Similar to last year, the state of New York experienced higher salaries with states such as Florida, Massachusetts, California, and North Carolina rounding the top 5.

The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate varied from $100 to $700 a day. Again, this is highly dependent on industry, location, and experience.

Career trajectory and overall average salaries for various roles in the USA are shown below:

2016 #dpm digital project manager salary survey results USA

Compared to last year’s salary survey results, this year’s survey results are seeing salary increases for all listed digital project manager positions. Some notable increases are for Project Managers and Senior Project Managers, which saw their salary increase from roughly $60,000 to $70,000 and $77,000 to $87,000 respectively. Overall, the salary increases range from 10-20% depending on the position. These sudden increases from last year may be attributed to the increasing demand for project management personnel, increasing participants (leading to a better representation), and the continuous growth of digital projects in various industries.

We won’t discount the idea that project manager salaries will continue to grow as we continue diving into a digital-first world!

Salary highlights from UK digital project managers

We received 58 responses from digital project managers in the United Kingdom spanning 21 cities. The digital project manager salaries collected ranged from £22,000 to £65,000. The highest salary coming from Farnborough, followed closely by Winchester, London, Nottingham, and Cardiff, which completes the top 5.

The average freelance digital project manager contractor rate varied from £250 to £400 a day.

Career trajectory and overall average salaries for various roles in the United Kingdom are shown below:

2016 #dpm digital project manager salary survey results United Kingdom UK

The 2017 salary results from the UK is also seeing salary increases across the board for all PMO roles. Increases are not substantial, but does show that the project management landscape in the UK is promising and demand isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The most intriguing increase came from the Project Coordinator position, going from £21,000 in 2016 to £29,000 this year. One thing to note is that the Project Coordinator position is typically perceived as an entry-level position, but depending on the organization, the role may be extremely demanding, thus leading to higher compensation.

Salary highlights from Canadian digital project managers

We received 23 responses from digital project managers in Canada across 4 provinces with equal distribution between West coast and East coast responses. The digital project manager salaries collected ranged from $45,000 to $110,000. The highest salary came from Toronto, Ontario, which is the largest city in Canada. Other cities that we received responses from include Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, London, and Ottawa.

Career trajectory and overall average salaries for various digital project management roles in Canada are shown below:

2016 #dpm digital project manager salary survey results Canada

Unlike the USA and UK, survey results for Canada are looking to be fairly leveled. There are not a lot of changes for Project Coordinator and Senior Project Manager roles, however, the Project Manager role saw the biggest impact with a salary drop from approximately $70,000 last year to about $62,000 this year. Despite the drop, we must take into account that there is a fairly large range within the Project Manager role that may span from 2-3 years of experience to 5-6 depending on the individual and industry. The number of years can make a substantial impact on salary. With that being said, although the average is seeing a drop this year, we believe that the results represent a younger group of project managers.

Ultimately, it looks like project managers in Canada can be assured that their career path is looking bright and there will be steady increases in salary as they gather more experience under their belt. Beyond that, we’re all hoping for the Loonie to slowly climb its way back up.

Digital Project Manager Salary Sources


2016 Resuts

2016 Digital Project Manager Salary Survey Results

Over the past 6 months we’ve had more than 180 responses from digital project managers from more than 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and Ukraine. We’re a truly global bunch!

Of the people that responded, the greatest number of responses came from the US, UK and Canada. In the results below, we’ve reviewed the stats from our own survey as well as referring to other salary survey sources (which you can find at the end of the article) to ensure the validity of the numbers quoted.

Highlights from the US

Digital project manager salary ranges from $28,000 to $155,000 from 73 different digital project managers across more than 40 cities across the US. Salaries in New York tended to be higher than other cities although San Fran, Portland and Philadelphia also came out strongly compared to some other cities.

Average salaries for a digital project manager 2016 in the US:

  • Project Coordinator $42,000
  • Project Manager $60,000
  • Senior Project Manager $77,000
  • Project Director $92,000
  • Head of Project Management $105,000

Freelance digital project manager contractor rates varied from $400 – $800 per day.

Highlights from the UK

Digital project manager salary ranges from £18,000 to £65,000 from 41 different digital project managers across more than 15 cities across the UK. Interestingly, London salaries didn’t appear to have a particular premium – similar salaries could be found in Brighton, Reading, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Average salaries for a digital project manager 2016 in the UK:

  • Project Coordinator £21,000
  • Project Manager £32,000
  • Senior Project Manager £41,000
  • Head of Project Management £57,000

Freelance digital project manager contractor rates varied from £220 – £400 per day.

Highlights from Canada

Digital project manager salary ranges from $45,000 to $80,000 from 20 different digital project managers across more 5 different cities. As you’d expect, salaries in Toronto tended to be higher than in Calgary or Vancouver.

Digital project manager average salaries in Canada:

  • Project Coordinator $50,000
  • Project Manager $70,000
  • Senior Project Manager $80,000

Digital project manager salary overview sources

In this article, we’ve tried to summarize as much as possible but you might be interested in reviewing the sources too:

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UK Digital Project Manager salary surveys

Canada Digital Project Manager salary surveys

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Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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  • Nice article. I’ve special interests in digital project management and I strongly believe that with the growth and impact of technology on project management, the industry will grow at a rapid rate and will become more clearly defined in the future.

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