Project Manager Salary
Thread poster: Anna Fangrath

Anna Fangrath  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:53
Dec 14, 2010


what is the average salary for a PM (+5 years experince, major company) in Europe?
I just would like to get an average to have an approximate number for now...


Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
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Europe is a big place Dec 15, 2010

A PM without any people reporting to her would be a step below inhouse Translators I guess, perhaps with some bonusses for getting really cheap freelance translators, but that's all..
It mostly depends on location, country, and project revenue...

If you are in a major city and pay 1500 euro rent to live somewhere near the office (instead of a 2 hour commute), prices for food and drink are probably much higher compared to a small place in the countryside....

So somewhere in 1800 - 2200 region (gross) per month if it was in the Netherlands I'm guessing..



Susan van den Ende  Identity Verified
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5 years experience... Dec 15, 2010

... means you'd probably not be looking at a file shuffling position, nor at appreciation solely for negotiating low fees with freelancers. Edward's estimate seems ok for someone who is just starting out, but I'd expect the income to be a bit higher for someone with 5 years under her belt.

A question though, as your post is not entirely clear: is your experience in a major company, or do you want to know about salaries paid by major companies? And do you have experience as a translator, or have you already worked as a PM for 5 years?

There have been a few threads on the subject already, explaining what factors come into play. Also, check out the articles that Common Sense Advisory offers.


Local time: 15:53
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"in Europe" Dec 15, 2010

A_Fangrath wrote:

what is the average salary... in Europe?

There is no point in talking about European averages. According to , the average wage in Germany was 3 times that of Hungary last year. I'd say there is at least a twofold difference between translation PM wages, probably more.
So, specify a country and the people who live there might be able to give you an answer that's useful to you.


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