Robert Half Technology Publishes Their 2011 Salary Guide

Robert Half Technology published their 2011 salary guide for the U.S. and Canada.  They say U.S. based application development project managers will earn in the range of US$76,250 to US$113,000, an increase of 1.5% over 2010.  They also have a list of various software development technologies that add a percentage, topped by SharePoint skills at 11%. Consulting and systems integration project managers do a bit better, topping out at US$117,000, an increase of 2.8%.

They also list an index of local variances, so you can adjust for your city – El Paso’s factor is the lowest at 70, and New York tops the list with 141.  Meanwhile, Tuscon, Rochester, St. Louis, Portland, Fort Worth, and Salt Lake City define the middle, at 100.  Just shift the decimal place two places to the right, and multiply by the top and bottom values to get your local salary range.

They also list most of the same information for Canada, where application development project managers should expect to earn in the range of CAD$78,250 to CAD$121,000, an increase of 5.1% over last year.  Their consulting and systems integration counterparts will top out at CAD$127,500, an increase of 6.1% over last year.  SQL Server and Oracle skills boost those ranges by 10% and 11%, respectively.  Local variances are smaller in the Land of Snow – Toronto tops the list with 106.4, and Quebec City trails at 89.2.

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Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.