The Joint APM & Wellingtone Salary and Market Trends Survey 2015 is now available. This is the largest every survey of the UK project management industry with over 2,700 participants. Respondents are drawn from the public and private sector and include a mix of APM members and non-members. It covers roles from project support staff to board level.

This invaluable report is one element of the Wellingtone Project Management and APM Career Development Alliance. Working together we are focused on providing expert career advice and resources to our industry.

“What am I worth?” is always a topic of interest to project management professionals – and any other professional for that matter.

This survey opens the door to greater salary transparency, providing a snapshot of what you can expect to earn relative to your skills and experience.

The findings show that the most common range is between £40,000-£49,000, with the average salary of a project professional being £44,167 across all industries and locations.

A closer look reveals that on average change managers (£48,875) earn more than project managers (£43,387); PMO managers (£52,530) earn more than change managers; programme managers earn even more (£57,000).

For those looking to boost their earning potential two things jump out:

  1. It pays to be a member of a professional body such as APM; 70% of APM members earned £40,000 or more.
  2.  Professional qualifications give you a significant advantage; 44% with qualifications earned up to £60,000 compared to 34% without.

I believe project professionals and hiring managers will benefit tremendously from this authoritative benchmark data.