PMI GLOBAL SURVEY REVEALS PMP®-CERTIFIED PROJECT MANAGERS EARN 20 PERCENT MORE IN SALARY THAN UNCERTIFIED PRACTITIONERS: 9TH EDITION OF THE SURVEY
Knowing the value of project management certifications, experience and skills can be a great advantage for organizations seeking to fill project management roles, as well as for individuals competing to qualify for those roles.
This comprehensive Article has been created from an industry-leading source of data, helping employers to better determine salary ranges, and giving project management practitioners a greater awareness of their earning potential.
With information from more than 26,000 respondents in 34 countries, and salary data reported in local currency, this ninth edition of the survey, Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, is a significant resource for project management practitioners and their employers, as well as compensation committees, human resource departments and executive recruiters.
- Certifications such as PMI’s globally-recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential.
- Among survey respondents, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.
- The median annual salary, across all countries, roles and experience levels, is $81,000 (USD).
- Twenty-seven percent of participants reported salary increases of at least 5% in the year before they completed the survey.
- Number of years of project management experience continues to have an impressive impact on salaries across the globe—in Singapore, for example, the median salary ranges from $47,657 (USD) for those just starting out in the project management field to $131,972 (USD) for those who have been in the field for 20 years or more. This represents an increase of 177% from low to high experience in the field.
That’s right! Based on the 8th edition of the PMI® Salary Survey 2013 (www.pmi.org) the United Arab Emirates ranks top of the countries in the region when it comes to how much their project managers are getting paid annually.