Potential High Paying Career Paths With a Degree in Project Management

  1. Chief Operations Officer As high as a project manager can climb without becoming the CEO, the COO looks after daily optimization of various operations in different departments of a firm. Serious education and experience are required for this job. However, those who do get hired in this position can get a salary of anywhere from $130,000 and $300,000 per year.
  2. Engineering Manager If your project management experience also has some engineering, check out this high paying career. They are responsible for plans, coordination, research, design, and production activities. Ask Men shows the salary for this job can be as high as $140,210 per year.
  3. Marketing Manger If you have a background in both marketing and project management, check out this career. They identify, create, and evaluate strategies to promote their company’s services and products and increase sales. BLS findings show that the median annual salary for marketing managers was $110,030 as of May 2009.
  4. Certified Project Manager If you have taken and passed the credentials for the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification, you can be well compensated. These professionals average a yearly salary of $101,695. Requirements include 35 hours of qualifying project management education, years of experience, and passing an exam.
  5. Certified Associate in Project Management Still don’t qualify for the above? Then try one of the other certifications from the same institute. This one has fewer restrictions and offers a yearly salary of $101,103.
  6. Industrial Production Managers They plan, direct, and coordinate production of a vast array of goods and manufacturing. Many have a college degree in business, management, or related area. Median annual wages for industrial production managers were $83,290 in May 2008.
  7. Operations Manager An operations manager typically ensures smooth operation of various processes that contribute to the production of goods and services of an organization. According to Operations Manager.com, they can earn anywhere between $43,151 and $147,986, which averages at $95,568 per year. You can get loads more on the career at their site.
  8. Australian Project Manager Because the U.S. isn’t the only area that needs project managers, visit here. The job of project manager was on the list of both highest paying and most in demand jobs in the country, coming in second only to business analysts. Learn more with a visit here.
  9. Construction Managers Supervise everything from residential to commercial building in this career. The average annual salary was $79,860. A degree and tons of work experience is often the requirement.
  10. Database Administrator They use database software to store and manage information and will often set up database systems in addition to making sure those systems operate efficiently. Education needed is in computer science or management information. Knowledge of business functions is also essential in this job that pays an average annual salary of $72,900.

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