In demand, highly paid, and employed in virtually all industries, project managers launch new products, develop new applications and technology, and implement new standards and practices that improve productivity and reduce inefficiencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in project management positions in the upcoming years is projected to stem from the formation of new organizations and the expansion of existing ones.
A PMI-commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) highlights outstanding opportunities for the project management-oriented labor force, with growth expected at 33 percent in seven key project-oriented sectors, entailing nearly 22 million new jobs. With China and India representing over 75 percent of project management-oriented employment, 88 million project managers are expected by 2027.
Potential Project Manager Job Titles
- Implementation Manager
- Stage Manager
- Project coordinator
- Associate Project Manager
- Project Management Assistant
- Project Communications Officer
- Team Assistant
- Project administrator
Average Project Management Salary
Glassdoor gauges the average Project Manager salary to be roughly $80,000.