I shared salary data for project managers in a recent post, PMP Certification: Show Me the Money! The gap in median salary for those who hold the PMP certification was significant. $18,500. That was the difference in annual pay. PMPs earned on average nearly twenty grand more than their non-credentialed peers. Nice!
Would you like to be making $18,500 more tomorrow than you are today? (Sign me up!)
Let’s put this in perspective, and I’ll go ahead and confirm your suspicions that I’m a gray-haired dinosaur right here. When I started my first job out of college, my ENTIRE SALARY was really close to that gap amount.
So, if you are considering a pursuit of the PMP certification but you’re not sure if it’s worth it, this stat is for you. Just do it – pass the PMP exam, earn the PMP and get a raise!