Project management specialists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
670k
Average Age
44.1
Average Salary
$98,206
Average Male Salary
$108,240
Average Female Salary
$85,328

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Project management specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Project management specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Project management specialists, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Project management specialists are paid most in Middle Rio Grande Development Council PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$98,206
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,167

In 2020, Project management specialists earned an average of $98,206, $42,253 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers make somewhat more than Project management specialists while Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Project management specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.354
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Project management specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.354, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Project management specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Project management specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Project management specialists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Project management specialists.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Project management specialists, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

670k
2020 Workforce
± 20,055
5.97%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.05%

The number of people employed as Project management specialists has been growing at a rate of 5.97%, from 632,540 people in 2019 to 670,284 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Project management specialists employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Project management specialists at  6.83%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 6.4% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 5.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Project management specialists in the US. The average age of male Project management specialists in the workforce is 45.2 and of female Project management specialists is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Project management specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

377k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 15,051
294k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,288

56.2% of Project management specialists are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Project management specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Project management specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73% of Project management specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.16% of Project management specialists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Project management specialists.

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Age by Sex

45.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.48
42.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.527

The median age of Project management specialists is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 2.37 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Project management specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Project management specialists is Business but a relatively high number of Project management specialists hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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