A person working as a Project Manager in Ireland typically earns around 42,900 EUR per year. Salaries range from 23,200 EUR (lowest) to 64,800 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Project Manager salaries in Ireland range from 23,200 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 64,800 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 39,500 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 39,500 EUR while the other half are earning more than 39,500 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 28,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 28,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 48,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 48,000 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 26,900 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 34,000 EUR per year, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 44,800 EUR per year, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 52,700 EUR per year, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 58,400 EUR per year, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 62,100 EUR per year, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Project Manager is 32,800 EUR per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 36,900 EUR per year, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 48,600 EUR per year, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 60,200 EUR per year, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+13%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Project Manager employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Project Manager(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Project Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
23% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 77% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 7% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Project Manager is 18% less than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 35% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||37,700 EUR||-12%|
|Administration Manager||46,900 EUR||+9%|
|Area Manager||42,400 EUR||-1%|
|Asset Protection Associate||48,500 EUR||+13%|
|Assistant Director||44,600 EUR||+4%|
|Assistant Manager||50,600 EUR||+18%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||51,100 EUR||+19%|
|Assistant Project Manager||47,800 EUR||+11%|
|Assistant Section Head||40,000 EUR||-7%|
|Assistant to CEO||42,500 EUR||-1%|
|Assistant Vice President||49,300 EUR||+15%|
|Associate Director||46,600 EUR||+9%|
|Bid Manager||51,000 EUR||+19%|
|Branch Manager||50,600 EUR||+18%|
|Business Development Manager||57,400 EUR||+34%|
|Business Operations Associate||45,600 EUR||+6%|
|Business Operations Lead||47,200 EUR||+10%|
|Campaign Manager||54,200 EUR||+26%|
|Chairman of The Board||84,200 EUR||+96%|
|Chairman Office Manager||55,500 EUR||+29%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||72,600 EUR||+69%|
|Chief Executive Officer||88,700 EUR||+110%|
|Chief Financial Officer||80,600 EUR||+88%|
|Chief of Staff||43,100 EUR||+0%|
|Chief Operating Officer||66,800 EUR||+56%|
|Chief Risk Officer||59,300 EUR||+38%|
|Client Services Manager||55,800 EUR||+30%|
|Commercial Project Manager||50,700 EUR||+18%|
|Commodity Broker||38,500 EUR||-10%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||56,000 EUR||+30%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||58,100 EUR||+35%|
|Corporate Director||61,400 EUR||+43%|
|Corporate Officer||41,900 EUR||-2%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||41,300 EUR||-4%|
|Country Manager||67,300 EUR||+57%|
|Deputy Director||63,600 EUR||+48%|
|Director of Accreditation||59,900 EUR||+40%|
|Director of Catering Services||54,000 EUR||+26%|
|Director of Client Services||59,700 EUR||+39%|
|Director of Facilities Management||49,700 EUR||+16%|
|Director of Operations||59,900 EUR||+40%|
|Director of Process Simplification||44,800 EUR||+4%|
|Director of Project Management||60,900 EUR||+42%|
|Director of Revenue Management||53,100 EUR||+24%|
|Director of Training and Development||58,800 EUR||+37%|
|Distribution Manager||63,100 EUR||+47%|
|Division Manager||52,800 EUR||+23%|
|Duty Manager||49,500 EUR||+15%|
|Engagement Manager||63,900 EUR||+49%|
|Executive Director||91,200 EUR||+110%|
|Executive Manager||69,900 EUR||+63%|
|Franchise Manager||73,400 EUR||+71%|
|General Manager||72,400 EUR||+69%|
|Global Master Data Manager||63,900 EUR||+49%|
|Head of Middle Office||55,900 EUR||+30%|
|Head of Projects||58,400 EUR||+36%|
|Head of Sustainability||50,000 EUR||+16%|
|Housing Manager||45,800 EUR||+7%|
|HSE Manager||50,800 EUR||+18%|
|Key Account Manager||51,900 EUR||+21%|
|Knowledge Manager||55,800 EUR||+30%|
|Location Manager||54,500 EUR||+27%|
|Logistics Manager||47,700 EUR||+11%|
|Management Consultant||49,300 EUR||+15%|
|Management Executive||61,500 EUR||+43%|
|Managing Director||75,000 EUR||+75%|
|MIS Executive||59,900 EUR||+40%|
|Ocean Services Manager||64,100 EUR||+49%|
|Operations Assistant||43,800 EUR||+2%|
|Operations Director||65,800 EUR||+53%|
|Operations Executive||65,600 EUR||+53%|
|Operations Manager||66,300 EUR||+54%|
|Operations Supervisor||55,600 EUR||+30%|
|Policy Administration Executive||50,500 EUR||+18%|
|Private Sector Executive||51,600 EUR||+20%|
|Product Development Manager||60,600 EUR||+41%|
|Product Executive||54,300 EUR||+26%|
|Production Executive||57,500 EUR||+34%|
|Production Manager||59,200 EUR||+38%|
|Production Supervisor||53,100 EUR||+24%|
|Program Manager||61,600 EUR||+43%|
|Programme Coordinator||44,500 EUR||+4%|
|Project Control Manager||64,400 EUR||+50%|
|Project Coordinator||36,800 EUR||-14%|
|Project Management Officer||41,600 EUR||-3%|
|Project Manager||42,900 EUR||-0%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||47,100 EUR||+10%|
|Quality Manager||46,500 EUR||+8%|
|R/D Director||52,500 EUR||+22%|
|Regional Director||79,400 EUR||+85%|
|Regional Manager||59,400 EUR||+38%|
|Relationship Manager||57,500 EUR||+34%|
|Retail District Manager||42,800 EUR||-0%|
|Revenue Manager||47,400 EUR||+10%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||69,200 EUR||+61%|
|Risk Officer||46,500 EUR||+8%|
|Safety Manager||47,100 EUR||+10%|
|Section Head||45,000 EUR||+5%|
|Service Manager||48,700 EUR||+13%|
|Shift Supervisor||35,400 EUR||-18%|
|Solutions Manager||41,200 EUR||-4%|
|Supply Chain Manager||62,400 EUR||+45%|
|Technical Manager||59,700 EUR||+39%|
|Territory Manager||56,500 EUR||+32%|
|Validation Manager||50,700 EUR||+18%|
|Vice President||70,600 EUR||+64%|
|Zone Manager||61,100 EUR||+42%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.