Project Management Jobs

Our state pages on careers for project management professionals offer a wealth of statistics and analysis. Check individual pages for an introduction to the field, statewide salary rankings, statewide statistics, and city-level statistics that show you the number of jobs in each field of Project Management and the average salaries offered there.

A green circle in the far right column means “Go!” – salaries for that field of Project Management in that particular city are higher than the national median wage. On the other hand, a red circle means “Stop!” – that field, in that particular city, pays below the national median. This color-coding is key, because some states (such as California and Texas) are large and have several metropolitan areas with different sizes and populations. These differences can create wide gaps in average salary figures.

We have divided the careers for Project Management Professionals into six categories:

Architectural and Engineering Managers

With backgrounds in architecture and engineering, these managers plan, organize, and lead projects developing architectural and engineering designs and products. They typically coordinate activities and staff to ensure efficiency, keep projects within a proposed budget, and manage workflow.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

This career entails organizing, coordinating, and leading projects involving information technology (IT). Job tasks vary widely, and can include installing and upgrading computers and systems, maintaining network security, implementing new technology, and supervising IT staff.

Construction Managers

As the name suggests, the main activity here is organizing, budgeting, and overseeing construction projects. The planning side of the job requires creating estimates, preparing budgets, and scheduling work. The fieldwork typically involves overseeing staff, monitoring progress on projects, and reporting to architects and engineers.

Industrial Production Managers

A successful manufacturing operation needs professionals to oversee production. These managers delegate work, train employees, maintain workflow efficiency, check quality, and troubleshoot problems with equipment or work teams.

Natural Sciences Managers

Since scientific work involves technicians and scientists, the natural focus of managers here is supervising and assisting those workers in their efforts. Tasks include budgeting for projects, aligning team goals, assessing progress, supporting teams, and sharing information among project stakeholders.

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

The transfer of goods, from pickup to storage to delivery, is the primary concern in this field. Shipping managers determine routes, coordinate warehouse space, and supervise staff.