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Project Manager

Find out how to become a project manager in the project management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Project Manager is $96,300 - 146,400 annually


Project managers supervise the development of company projects. Employment for this role is expected to grow moderately to 2022, from 113,300 workers in 2017 to 121,700 by 2022. 109,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Project managers can lead employees to achieve company project goals, reach strict deadlines, and come up with innovative solutions within the development process.

  • Are excellent communicators, both oral and written to collaborate effectively with others
  • Can handle finances resourcefully, planning out project objectives within a given budget
  • Have excellent time management skills to reach strict, tight deadlines
  • Are innovative thinkers with an ability to provide solutions and implement changes when needed
  • Well-organised to manage multiple responsibilities at once
  • Excellent leaders with an ability to effectively delegate tasks, maintain consistent progress and carry out client meetings

Quick facts

Project managers can be found in most industries with most working full-time. Here are more key facts on the role of a project manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    16% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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