Payment for being a Project Manager
Thread poster: Oscar Rivera

Oscar Rivera
Hungary
Local time: 16:42
English to Spanish
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Feb 3, 2012

I apologize beforehand if this is the wrong section of the forum to ask this but I need some pointers. I might be starting off as a Project Manager. The current PM is retiring and I'll be going through a trial period (between 2-3 months) and then I'll be on my own.

I don't know what other factors, than the workflow, the size of the agency, the working hours and whatnot. I'd be very grateful if you could tell me how much a PM's salary could be, part time and full time. I tried searching for a tax rate calculator here at proz but failed to find one.


Thanks in advance.


 

Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Member (2007)
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Which country and city? Feb 3, 2012

Oscar Rivera wrote:
I'd be very grateful if you could tell me how much a PM's salary could be, part time and full time. I tried searching for a tax rate calculator here at proz but failed to find one.


Hi Oscar,

I don't think anyone will be able to provide meaningful information unless you specify in which country you would be working as a project manager. Obviously, tax rates will vary in different countries and salaries may be higher in metropolitan areas than in rural areas, for instance.

Daniel


 

Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:42
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I would start bargaining Feb 3, 2012

from 10 000 usd monthly.

Let´s see what will be the counteroffer.


 

Oscar Rivera
Hungary
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English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Feb 4, 2012

Thanks to both of you for your answer.

@Daniel, I would be working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

@Sergei, thanks for your reply.


 

Jenn Mercer  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2009)
French to English
Need more information Feb 4, 2012

It sounds like it is not just we who need more information, but also you. If you are not sure of the workflow, potential responsibilities, etc, you have some good questions to ask the agency. Have you been looking to move into Project Management specifically or is this a random opportunity? That would weigh heavily into my decision of what salary would be worth it to change from being a freelancer to being an employee.

 

Nicholas Stedman  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:42
French to English
Try google Feb 4, 2012

Why don't you try and google "translation project manager". I had go and found quite a few posts available in the UK from Junior to Senior GBP 17-35,000

[Edited at 2012-02-04 14:33 GMT]


 

Oscar Rivera
Hungary
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English to Spanish
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Suggestion taken into account Feb 4, 2012

Jenn Mercer wrote:

It sounds like it is not just we who need more information, but also you. If you are not sure of the workflow, potential responsibilities, etc, you have some good questions to ask the agency. Have you been looking to move into Project Management specifically or is this a random opportunity? That would weigh heavily into my decision of what salary would be worth it to change from being a freelancer to being an employee.


I was just asking what factors I should take into account as I didn't want to seem unprepared for the job and what it entails, though I am. I will ask for more details of the job and I will let you know. This is a random opportunity that came up some days ago. I was working as a freelancer.

Thanks to you and NR_Stedman.


 

Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
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* Feb 4, 2012

NR_Stedman wrote:

Why don't you try and google "translation project manager". I had go and found quite a few posts available in the UK from Junior to Senior GBP 17-35,000

[Edited at 2012-02-04 14:33 GMT]


Mind you! That seems rather like a yearly salary.


 

Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:42
Member (2007)
Russian to English
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** Feb 4, 2012

Oscar Rivera wrote:

Jenn Mercer wrote:

It sounds like it is not just we who need more information, but also you. If you are not sure of the workflow, potential responsibilities, etc, you have some good questions to ask the agency. Have you been looking to move into Project Management specifically or is this a random opportunity? That would weigh heavily into my decision of what salary would be worth it to change from being a freelancer to being an employee.


I was just asking what factors I should take into account as I didn't want to seem unprepared for the job and what it entails, though I am. I will ask for more details of the job and I will let you know. This is a random opportunity that came up some days ago. I was working as a freelancer.

Thanks to you and NR_Stedman.


BTW, there is no reason to claim less than you are getting now as a freelancer. By rule of thumb, I would suggest this simple algorithm:

1) calculate how much you are earning now as a month average
2) ask twice as much


 

xxxchristela
*** Feb 6, 2012

Same as Alexander, half of that or twice as much.
In my life I encountered several kinds of PMs: those who just leaved secretary school without experience whatsoever and heads of translations departments. = Somewhere between the salary of a junior secretary and that of a manager, in your country.


 

Gyula Erdész
Hungary
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English to Hungarian
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Why not? Feb 6, 2012

Alexander Onishko wrote:

BTW, there is no reason to claim less than you are getting now as a freelancer.


Why not?

The task is different. Working hours is different. The amount of experience is different. It is highly possible that as junior PM you cannot earn as much as a freelancer.


 


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