The 2009 PMI Salary Survey Results Are In!

Project management certifications are still the thing these days, and the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2009 salary survey results are out.  Meridith Levinson takes a fascinating look at what project managers at different experience levels earn, how their salaries fared over the past few years and what impacts the level of their earnings.  Check it out at http://www.cio.com/article/591699.

PMI surveyed about 35,000 project management professionals in 19 countries in the fourth quarter of 2009. The majority of survey respondents were American project management professionals. Sixty-one percent of respondents were men; 39 percent were women.  Did you respond to this survey?  I did!

According to the survey, optimism abounds with two-thirds (67 percent) of project management professionals in the U.S. expecting their salaries to improve in 2010.  Project managers also weathered the recession better than expected, with over half of them receiving a pay raise during that time as well as keeping their jobs.  For those of you who were wondering, those project managers working in the US earned a median base salary of $100,000 when the survey data was collected.  Being a certified PMP was also linked to higher earnings.  If becoming a certified PMP is part of your future plans, here’s how Learning Tree’s 5-day course can help you prepare for it (plus obtain 35 PDUs!).

Do take a look at the article, it’s a great read!  You can review data about these 35,000 project managers sliced and diced across numerous variables, such as job title, educational background, PMP certified or not, department (such as IT), industry, project type, team size, project budget, and gender.  Enjoy!

Susan Weese

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