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Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Twelfth Edition (2021)

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Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey is perfect for empowering professionals and for HR, recruiters, and compensation committees who face tougher challenges to retain talent and wish to benchmark compensation.

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Report Features

  • Salary data from more than 30,000 project management practitioners
  • Responses from professionals in 40 countries
  • A general listing of median salaries reported by country from highest to lowest
  • Salary data cross-tabulated by demographic variables including eight project management positions (from entry-level project managers to senior executives in project management)
  • Reported salary increases over the past 12 months and expected salary increases over the next 12 months
  • Information on employee benefit packages
  • This latest edition of Earning Power shows that survey respondents with a PMP certification report higher median salaries than those without a PMP certification — 16% higher on average across the 40 countries surveyed.
  • Despite the impact of COVID-19, half of the respondents (50%) report that their total compensation (including salary, bonus, and other cash incentives) increased over the 12 months prior to completing the salary survey. Nearly one-quarter (22%) reported increases of at least 5% over that time period.

Countries Surveyed

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.

Key Demographics

  • Country of employment
  • Position description
  • Years of work experience
  • Years worked in project management
  • Highest formal education level obtained
  • Degree in project management
  • PMP® status
  • Gender
  • Department/function
  • Industry
  • Number of employees in entire organization
  • Average project team size
  • Typical project budget

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