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Project Manager Average Salary in Pakistan 2020

How much money does a Project Manager make in Pakistan?

Average Monthly Salary
103,000 PKR
( 1,240,000 PKR yearly)


A person working as a Project Manager in Pakistan typically earns around 103,000 PKR per month. Salaries range from 55,600 PKR (lowest) to 156,000 PKR (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 Salary Distribution in Pakistan

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Project Manager salaries in Pakistan range from 55,600 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 156,000 PKR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 94,800 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 94,800 PKR while the other half are earning more than 94,800 PKR. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 67,700 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 67,700 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 115,000 PKR while 25% are earning more than 115,000 PKR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Project Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 64,600 PKR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 81,600 PKR 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 108,000 PKR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 127,000 PKR 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 140,000 PKR 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 149,000 PKR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Project Manager average salary change by experience in Pakistan

0 - 2 Years
64,600 PKR
2 - 5 Years+26%
81,600 PKR
5 - 10 Years+32%
108,000 PKR
10 - 15 Years+18%
127,000 PKR
15 - 20 Years+11%
140,000 PKR
20+ Years+6%
149,000 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Project Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Project Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 78,600 PKR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 88,600 PKR per month, 13% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 117,000 PKR 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 145,000 PKR per month, 24% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Project Manager average salary difference by education level in Pakistan

High School
78,600 PKR
Certificate or Diploma+13%
88,600 PKR
Bachelor's Degree+32%
117,000 PKR
Master's Degree+24%
145,000 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Pakistan costs anywhere from 409,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) to 1,230,000 Pakistan Rupee(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Project Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Pakistan earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

94,200 PKR
108,000 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Pakistan for all Careers

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Project Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

How much are annual salary increments in Pakistan for Project Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Project Manager(s) in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Pakistan / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Pakistan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Pakistan 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Project Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Pakistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Pakistan Project Manager
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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.

27% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 73% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
76,200 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,400 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Project Manager Average Hourly Wage in Pakistan

590 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan is 590 PKR. This means that the average Project Manager in Pakistan earns approximately 590 PKR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Project Manager VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Project Manager is 20% more than that of Business Planning. Also, Business Planning salaries are 5% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Business Development Manager110,000 PKR+7%
Assistant Merchandise Planner62,800 PKR-39%
Business Advisor97,800 PKR-5%
Business Analyst103,000 PKR-0%
Business Consultant96,800 PKR-6%
Business Continuity Associate60,400 PKR-41%
Business Development Associate49,200 PKR-52%
Business Development Coordinator57,700 PKR-44%
Business Development Manager124,000 PKR+20%
Business Development Specialist97,900 PKR-5%
Business Operations Specialist96,400 PKR-6%
Business Process Writer56,300 PKR-45%
Capacity Planner71,400 PKR-31%
Capacity Planning Supervisor92,100 PKR-11%
Change Communications Analyst87,900 PKR-15%
Change Control Analyst95,800 PKR-7%
Contracts Executive92,400 PKR-10%
Corporate Strategy Analyst104,000 PKR+1%
Cost Control Engineer65,800 PKR-36%
Cost Estimator66,700 PKR-35%
Data Executive49,400 PKR-52%
Development Researcher72,800 PKR-29%
Due Diligence Analyst109,000 PKR+6%
Estimating Manager102,000 PKR-1%
General Manager121,000 PKR+17%
Incident Handler68,300 PKR-34%
Incident Specialist80,800 PKR-22%
Lean Consultant73,100 PKR-29%
Manager131,000 PKR+27%
Materials Planner44,000 PKR-57%
Merchandise Controller40,900 PKR-60%
Merchandise Planner42,400 PKR-59%
Operations Analyst89,100 PKR-14%
Operations Research Analyst58,900 PKR-43%
Planning and Reporting Manager103,000 PKR-0%
Planning Director135,000 PKR+31%
Project Administrator64,000 PKR-38%
Project Manager103,000 PKR-0%
Project Planner60,800 PKR-41%
Research Assistant56,100 PKR-46%
Research Engineer64,300 PKR-38%
Research Officer50,500 PKR-51%
Risk Management Specialist97,200 PKR-6%
Scholarship Coordinator50,300 PKR-51%
Store Planner48,700 PKR-53%
Strategy Director135,000 PKR+31%
Top Research and Development Executive140,000 PKR+36%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bahawalpur89,100 PKR
Faisalabad105,000 PKR
Gujranwala107,000 PKR
Hyderabad97,000 PKR
Islamabad101,000 PKR
Karachi111,000 PKR
Lahore113,000 PKR
Multan105,000 PKR
Peshawar98,800 PKR
Quetta94,900 PKR
Rawalpindi107,000 PKR
Sargodha89,000 PKR
Sialkot90,700 PKR
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