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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-1082 Project Management Specialists

Analyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer. Excludes “Management Occupations” (11-0000), “Logisticians” (13-1081), “Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners” (13-1121), and “Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks” (43-5061).


National estimates for Project Management Specialists
Industry profile for Project Management Specialists
Geographic profile for Project Management Specialists

National estimates for Project Management Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Project Management Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
743,860 0.8 % $ 47.32 $ 98,420 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Project Management Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.92 $ 30.89 $ 45.43 $ 60.30 $ 76.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,750 $ 64,250 $ 94,500 $ 125,430 $ 159,140


Industry profile for Project Management Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Project Management Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Project Management Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Project Management Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 63,680 2.81 $ 55.26 $ 114,930
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 61,000 4.04 $ 50.26 $ 104,540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 53,680 3.45 $ 49.19 $ 102,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 49,170 6.32 $ 48.54 $ 100,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38,940 1.53 $ 51.05 $ 106,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Project Management Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 49,170 6.32 $ 48.54 $ 100,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 61,000 4.04 $ 50.26 $ 104,540
Land Subdivision 1,290 3.88 $ 51.15 $ 106,390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 53,680 3.45 $ 49.19 $ 102,320
Specialized Design Services 4,240 3.13 $ 36.47 $ 75,850

Top paying industries for Project Management Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 860 0.81 $ 72.96 $ 151,750
Other Investment Pools and Funds 80 0.66 $ 66.31 $ 137,910
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 5,490 0.57 $ 62.04 $ 129,040
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 130 0.01 $ 61.65 $ 128,230
Other Information Services 7,970 2.20 $ 61.04 $ 126,950


Geographic profile for Project Management Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Project Management Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Project Management Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of project management specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Project Management Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 86,500 7.08 1.34 $ 46.77 $ 97,290
California 83,400 5.05 0.96 $ 52.40 $ 108,990
New York 57,230 6.60 1.25 $ 53.80 $ 111,890
Florida 49,340 5.73 1.09 $ 44.01 $ 91,540
Ohio 31,700 6.10 1.15 $ 41.22 $ 85,740


Map of location quotient of project management specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Project Management Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 27,430 10.77 2.04 $ 46.97 $ 97,700
Colorado 24,710 9.43 1.79 $ 47.31 $ 98,410
District of Columbia 5,650 8.53 1.62 $ 51.74 $ 107,610
Oregon 15,300 8.38 1.59 $ 43.62 $ 90,730
Virginia 28,700 7.65 1.45 $ 52.88 $ 109,980


Map of annual mean wages of project management specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Project Management Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 3,570 4.60 0.87 $ 59.21 $ 123,160
Washington 17,070 5.32 1.01 $ 58.08 $ 120,800
New York 57,230 6.60 1.25 $ 53.80 $ 111,890
New Jersey 16,600 4.31 0.82 $ 53.59 $ 111,460
Virginia 28,700 7.65 1.45 $ 52.88 $ 109,980



Map of employment of project management specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Project Management Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 55,450 6.39 1.21 $ 55.88 $ 116,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 29,870 10.19 1.93 $ 55.07 $ 114,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 28,480 4.98 0.94 $ 48.85 $ 101,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 27,720 7.72 1.46 $ 48.01 $ 99,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 24,070 8.31 1.57 $ 48.96 $ 101,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,620 5.11 0.97 $ 51.39 $ 106,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 20,990 8.12 1.54 $ 51.93 $ 108,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,340 8.19 1.55 $ 42.79 $ 88,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 16,730 7.46 1.41 $ 59.82 $ 124,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 15,940 10.88 2.06 $ 47.63 $ 99,080


Map of location quotient of project management specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Project Management Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 2,810 15.47 2.93 $ 52.95 $ 110,130
California-Lexington Park, MD 660 14.16 2.68 $ 51.42 $ 106,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 14,200 11.30 2.14 $ 45.99 $ 95,670
Austin-Round Rock, TX 11,920 11.11 2.10 $ 48.06 $ 99,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 15,940 10.88 2.06 $ 47.63 $ 99,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 29,870 10.19 1.93 $ 55.07 $ 114,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 11,090 9.88 1.87 $ 45.58 $ 94,800
Salt Lake City, UT 6,430 8.65 1.64 $ 42.57 $ 88,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,080 8.50 1.61 $ 64.40 $ 133,950
Fort Collins, CO 1,340 8.37 1.59 $ 43.98 $ 91,480