How much does a Principal Project Manager make? The average Principal Project Manager salary is $131,857 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $123,842 and $142,001. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Proficient with Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project) * Proficient with capital ... Working knowledge of the NIST Risk Management Framework * Working knowledge of FITARA/Technology ...
Northrop Grumman - 24 days ago
Dollar Tree Stores - Chesapeake , VA
Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesServe as primary project lead on multiple concurrent projects ... Based on the project requirements, the Project Manager is responsible for coordinating with the ...
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 17 days ago
L3Harris - Ashburn , VA
As a Principal, Program Management , you will communicate, organize, plan, and control one or more ... Manager (CAM) responsibilities. * Capable of complex Microsoft Project functions * Earned Value ...
Neuvoo - 1 day ago
Be well managed - understand and coach the team on delivery controls, compliance to minimize ... project risks and issues Cross team delivery * Mastery of complex facilitation and dependency ...
Capital One - 71 days ago
... project controllers in support of the Department of Defense Healthcare Management System ... Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals * Knowledge of Deltek Cobra EVM software ...
Appcast Agency - 10 days ago
Leidos - Vienna , VA
Primary Responsibilities With oversight by the Project Control Manager and EVMS Leads , the Senior ... Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals * Knowledge of Power Query * Scheduling ...
Appcast Agency - 43 days ago

Principal Project Manager Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Project Manager between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Project Manager in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $164,821
Washington, DC $146,783
Miami, FL $128,364
Chicago, IL $139,886
Boston, MA $148,563
New York, NY $158,624
Dallas, TX $131,000
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What is the average salary for Principal Project Manager in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Project Manager in the United States. The base salary for Principal Project Manager ranges from $123,842 to $142,001 with the average base salary of $131,857. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $134,535 to $158,058 with the average total cash compensation of $144,973.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $131,857 $123,842 - $142,001
Bonus $13,116 $10,693 - $16,057
Total Pay $144,973 $134,535 - $158,058
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What's the difference between Principal Architect and Principal Project Manager?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Principal Project Manager is $131,857, and the average salary of Principal Architect is $137,087. The average salary of Principal Architect is higher than Principal Project Manager. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Principal Project Manager, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Principal Project Manager. a Principal Project Manager Salary in New Britain, CT is $142,407 as of October 28, 2020; a Principal Project Manager Salary in Barnstable, MA is $139,046 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Principal Project Manager vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Project Manager?
Salary ranges for a Principal Project Manager can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 )

Last Update: October 28, 2020