A person working as a Project Manager in Austria typically earns around 4,450 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,400 EUR (lowest) to 6,710 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly 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 Austria range from 2,400 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,710 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,090 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 4,090 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,090 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 2,920 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,920 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 4,970 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,970 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 2,790 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,520 EUR per month, 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 4,640 EUR per month, 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 5,460 EUR per month, 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 6,050 EUR per month, 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 6,430 EUR per month, 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 3,390 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,820 EUR per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,030 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,240 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+13%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Austria costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,300 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 Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Project Manager(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Austria 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.
41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Project Manager employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+1%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Project Manager salaries in Austria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 14% less than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||3,640 EUR||-18%|
|Administration Manager||4,260 EUR||-4%|
|Area Manager||3,930 EUR||-12%|
|Asset Protection Associate||4,970 EUR||+12%|
|Assistant Director||4,570 EUR||+3%|
|Assistant Manager||4,590 EUR||+3%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||5,290 EUR||+19%|
|Assistant Project Manager||4,750 EUR||+7%|
|Assistant Section Head||3,670 EUR||-17%|
|Assistant to CEO||4,440 EUR||-0%|
|Assistant Vice President||4,760 EUR||+7%|
|Associate Director||4,450 EUR||+0%|
|Bid Manager||5,290 EUR||+19%|
|Branch Manager||4,830 EUR||+9%|
|Business Development Manager||5,700 EUR||+28%|
|Business Operations Associate||4,670 EUR||+5%|
|Business Operations Lead||4,890 EUR||+10%|
|Campaign Manager||4,930 EUR||+11%|
|Chairman of The Board||8,460 EUR||+90%|
|Chairman Office Manager||5,640 EUR||+27%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||7,290 EUR||+64%|
|Chief Executive Officer||8,560 EUR||+92%|
|Chief Financial Officer||8,310 EUR||+87%|
|Chief of Staff||4,160 EUR||-6%|
|Chief Operating Officer||6,130 EUR||+38%|
|Chief Risk Officer||5,660 EUR||+27%|
|Client Services Manager||5,610 EUR||+26%|
|Commercial Project Manager||4,750 EUR||+7%|
|Commodity Broker||3,530 EUR||-21%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||5,400 EUR||+21%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||5,720 EUR||+29%|
|Corporate Director||6,100 EUR||+37%|
|Corporate Officer||4,170 EUR||-6%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||4,030 EUR||-9%|
|Country Manager||6,770 EUR||+52%|
|Deputy Director||6,390 EUR||+44%|
|Director of Accreditation||6,070 EUR||+36%|
|Director of Catering Services||5,010 EUR||+13%|
|Director of Client Services||5,370 EUR||+21%|
|Director of Facilities Management||4,650 EUR||+5%|
|Director of Operations||6,070 EUR||+36%|
|Director of Process Simplification||4,420 EUR||-1%|
|Director of Project Management||6,300 EUR||+42%|
|Director of Revenue Management||5,390 EUR||+21%|
|Director of Training and Development||5,610 EUR||+26%|
|Distribution Manager||6,090 EUR||+37%|
|Division Manager||5,350 EUR||+20%|
|Duty Manager||5,230 EUR||+18%|
|Engagement Manager||6,290 EUR||+41%|
|Executive Director||8,880 EUR||+100%|
|Executive Manager||7,310 EUR||+64%|
|Franchise Manager||7,080 EUR||+59%|
|General Manager||7,120 EUR||+60%|
|Global Master Data Manager||6,100 EUR||+37%|
|Head of Middle Office||5,450 EUR||+23%|
|Head of Projects||6,050 EUR||+36%|
|Head of Sustainability||4,870 EUR||+10%|
|Housing Manager||4,740 EUR||+7%|
|HSE Manager||4,660 EUR||+5%|
|Key Account Manager||4,670 EUR||+5%|
|Knowledge Manager||5,720 EUR||+29%|
|Location Manager||5,370 EUR||+21%|
|Logistics Manager||4,600 EUR||+3%|
|Management Consultant||4,430 EUR||-0%|
|Management Executive||6,060 EUR||+36%|
|Managing Director||6,820 EUR||+53%|
|MIS Executive||5,660 EUR||+27%|
|Ocean Services Manager||5,880 EUR||+32%|
|Operations Assistant||4,430 EUR||-0%|
|Operations Director||6,280 EUR||+41%|
|Operations Executive||6,080 EUR||+37%|
|Operations Manager||6,460 EUR||+45%|
|Operations Supervisor||5,310 EUR||+19%|
|Policy Administration Executive||5,170 EUR||+16%|
|Private Sector Executive||5,340 EUR||+20%|
|Product Development Manager||5,610 EUR||+26%|
|Product Executive||5,340 EUR||+20%|
|Production Executive||5,900 EUR||+33%|
|Production Manager||6,180 EUR||+39%|
|Production Supervisor||4,830 EUR||+9%|
|Program Manager||5,940 EUR||+34%|
|Programme Coordinator||4,170 EUR||-6%|
|Project Control Manager||5,970 EUR||+34%|
|Project Coordinator||3,620 EUR||-19%|
|Project Management Officer||4,130 EUR||-7%|
|Project Manager||4,450 EUR||+0%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||4,730 EUR||+6%|
|Quality Manager||4,860 EUR||+9%|
|R/D Director||5,280 EUR||+19%|
|Regional Director||8,380 EUR||+88%|
|Regional Manager||5,910 EUR||+33%|
|Relationship Manager||5,540 EUR||+25%|
|Retail District Manager||4,120 EUR||-7%|
|Revenue Manager||4,480 EUR||+1%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||6,880 EUR||+55%|
|Risk Officer||4,220 EUR||-5%|
|Safety Manager||4,540 EUR||+2%|
|Section Head||4,700 EUR||+6%|
|Service Manager||4,560 EUR||+3%|
|Shift Supervisor||3,530 EUR||-21%|
|Solutions Manager||4,220 EUR||-5%|
|Supply Chain Manager||5,950 EUR||+34%|
|Technical Manager||5,650 EUR||+27%|
|Territory Manager||5,800 EUR||+30%|
|Validation Manager||4,740 EUR||+7%|
|Vice President||6,950 EUR||+56%|
|Zone Manager||6,080 EUR||+37%|
|St. Polten||4,150 EUR|
|Wiener Neustadt||3,780 EUR|