As employment continues to fluctuate, uncertainty about job stability and the economy is keeping people on high alert. Despite these uncertain times, there is a silver lining for those in one profession that continues to thrive.
According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey, Seventh Edition, the salaries of project managers continue to climb, indicating not only that project management professionals are in strong demand, but also that organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of trained project managers.
Seventy-one percent of survey respondents reported that their total compensation had increased over the past 12 months, and nearly 33% reported that increase to be at least five percent.
In addition the survey also verified that certification positively affected salaries. Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential-holders in the U.S. earned an average of 16% more than their non-credentialed peers in 2011.
Sound like the kind of position you could get used to? Colorado State University offers four Denver- and/or Loveland-based project management programs to help project managers with a range of experience get to that next level in their career. Our project management training courses are taught by PMP®-certified instructors who work in the industry as project managers and bring valuable, real-world knowledge to the classroom.
Are you certified? How has it impacted your career and salary?