Project Manager

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Project managers plan and manage business projects to make sure they are finished on time and within budget. They can be employed in almost any industry including IT, construction, finance, law, manufacturing, engineering and sales. They also work in the public sector including the National Health Service (NHS).

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for assistant or trainee project managers can range from £20,000 to £35,000 a year. Salaries for experienced managers can be from £40,000 to £80,000 a year and top salaries can be £85,000. You might get extra income from a bonus scheme. Freelance project managers can earn around £300 to £500 or more a day.


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Getting In

You could work in construction, finance, law, retail, IT, manufacturing, engineering or the public sector or for a firm of consultants.

What Does it Take? should be able to:

You should have:


Getting On



The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association for Project Management
Tel: 01844 271681
Twitter: @APMProjectMgmt

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