Project Management Jobs in Virginia

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Virginia Ranks:
5
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary
7
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
7
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
11
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
13
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary
15
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary

Compared to its neighboring state of West Virginia, Virginia’s job market does a pretty good job of hiring and paying project management professionals. Statewide, every field makes above the national average, and computer and information systems managers earn a median salary of over $137,000, or 114% of the U.S. average salary. What is interesting, then, is that the major cities do not report such high salaries, nor high numbers of hires in the various fields. This indicates that suburban centers are a better draw for project managers, and that PMPs earn more in these locations. If you stick to cities, consider working in industrial production management in the Richmond or Blacksburg regions, or as an architectural and engineering manager in Winchester.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Computer and Information Systems Managers 16,110 $137,400 114%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5,620 $132,220 106%
Construction Managers 5,310 $89,060 108%
Industrial Production Managers 2,430 $93,070 104%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,210 $90,020 110%
Natural Sciences Managers 1,190 $129,770 112%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 830 $122,480 98%
Richmond, VA 590 $119,120 95%
Lynchburg, VA 130 $113,500 91%
Roanoke, VA 110 $124,080 99%
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 $94,530 76%
Charlottesville, VA 70 $120,760 97%
Winchester, VA-WV 50 $126,240 101%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Richmond, VA 1,800 $118,840 98%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,470 $114,370 95%
Charlottesville, VA 210 $107,640 89%
Roanoke, VA 200 $99,000 82%
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 $94,300 78%
Lynchburg, VA 80 $113,890 94%
Harrisonburg, VA 50 $83,600 69%
Winchester, VA-WV 40 $111,050 92%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 980 $87,510 106%
Richmond, VA 840 $72,800 88%
Roanoke, VA 160 $71,550 86%
Charlottesville, VA 120 $78,680 95%
Lynchburg, VA 110 $67,110 81%
Harrisonburg, VA 60 $65,260 79%
Winchester, VA-WV 60 $86,880 105%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 420 $92,980 104%
Richmond, VA 410 $102,730 115%
Roanoke, VA 140 $88,260 99%
Lynchburg, VA 130 $89,020 100%
Harrisonburg, VA 90 $87,920 99%
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 $102,290 115%
Winchester, VA-WV 70 $92,010 103%
Danville, VA 60 $81,950 92%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 $98,110 85%
Richmond, VA 110 $110,400 95%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 410 $85,180 104%
Richmond, VA 340 $80,370 98%
Roanoke, VA 90 $81,930 100%
Lynchburg, VA 40 $93,450 114%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012