PMPs or Project Management Professionals are those who are holders of the PMP certificate. This certification involves a qualification program in Project Management. The field of Project Management encompasses several stages of functioning in the Software Development of Information Technology. These stages involve initiations, plans, control and execution of several IT projects.

A professional can use the designation PMP only after going through a proper review on the basis of education, professional experience and a written examination.
Here’s how a PMP professional can earn in India based on experience, gender, city, degree and industry:

Salary of PMP professional based on experience

Category Experience Median Salary ( INR )
Program Manager (IT) 1-4 years 349049 – 1339546
5-9 years 331918 – 1767370
10-19 years 962041 – 2474150
20 years or more 473436 – 3184538
Project Manager (IT) Less than a year 196705 – 1008986
1-4 years 243374 – 1238794
5-9 years 495209 – 1411825
10-19 years 649142 – 1922483
20 years or more 649793 – 2727825
IT Manager Less than a year 6119195 – 596376
1-4 years 160926 – 874208
5-9 years 323669 – 1421970
10-19 years 390132 – 2353392
20 years or more 492248 – 3320797
Project Manager Construction 1-4 years 232699 – 730226
5-9 years 373545 – 1312334
10-19 years 402520 – 1645438
20 years or more 417226 – 2495591
Vice President IT 5-9 years 845634 – 2348958
10-19 years 1470110 – 4940573
20 years or more 1174457 – 5863335

Salary of PMP professional based on Gender

Category Gender Median Salary ( INR )
Program Manager (IT) Male 1142360 – 1905988
Female 779470 – 2055787
Program Manager (IT) Male 808237 – 1395599
Female 703045 – 1233208
IT Manager Male 532762 – 1320692
Female 354930 – 1136500
Project Manager Construction Male 543183 – 1171172
Female 360000 – 948000
Vice President IT Male 1906874 – 3438680
Female 1400000 – 2936260

Salary of PMP professional based on City

Category City Median Salary ( INR )
Program Manager (IT) New Delhi 925000 – 3049180
Hyderabad 785358 – 2469057
Mumbai 499200 – 2701659
Chennai 920567 – 2124667
Bengaluru 771974 – 2424655
Pune 984204 – 2288336
Gurgaon 608205 – 2456083
Program Manager (IT) New Delhi 473138 – 1836455
Hyderabad 601913 – 1821788
Mumbai 403323 – 1800847
Chennai 519393 – 1545293
Bengaluru 550551 – 100007
Pune 616300 – 1715635
IT Manager New Delhi 270125 – 1530449
Hyderabad 378119 – 2595772
Mumbai 307226 – 1604522
Chennai 372327 – 2529027
Bengaluru 471425 – 2267794
Pune 335526 – 1917294
Project Manager Construction New Delhi 478895 – 1999933
Hyderabad 298999 – 1729706
Mumbai 308129 – 2347689
Chennai 355029 – 2011712
Bengaluru 370951 – 2038153
Pune 415006 – 1243758
Vice President IT Hyderabad 1832328 – 5865729
Mumbai 1497599 – 4438466
Chennai 1464319 – 5678296
Bengaluru 1219336 – 5428645
Pune 1610731 – 5068371
Gurgaon 1465895 – 6402303

Salary of PMP professional based on Degree

Category Degree Median Salary ( INR )
Program Manager (IT) Bachelor's degree 702199 – 2259351
BEng/BE CS 488591 – 2564447
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) Electronics 703731 – 216468
Communications Engineering 950000 – 2775132
MBA 741902 – 2198270
Project Manager (IT) Bachelor's degree 558860 – 1762097
BEng/BE CS 592888 – 1665628
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) Electronics 624795 – 1820487
Communications Engineering 515746 – 1773092
MBA 679713 – 1633327
IT Manager Bachelor's degree 321924 – 1910605
BEng/BE CS 498065 – 2315426
MBA 315624 – 2149477
MCA 140000 – 1420500
MCA CS 273156 – 2214755
Project Manager Construction Bachelor's degree 393815 – 1892268
BEng/BE ME 510000 – 1656974
Associate's degree 397317 – 1183591
BEng/BE and Civil Engineering 412075 – 1865637
Bachelor of Technology Civil Engineering 504000 – 1938415
Vice President IT Bachelor's Degree 1386595 – 4012728
BEng/BE/CE 2586407 – 3211113
BEng/BE Communication Engineering 720000 – 3000000
EBEng/BE/ME 2161797 – 2477400
MBA 1551328 – 5576801

Salary of PMP professional based on Industry:

Category Industry Median Salary ( INR )
Program Manager (IT) Financial Services 590006 – 2494692
Telecommunications 614488 – 2773996
IT Consulting 609722 – 2493783
Software 472364 – 2500237
Project Manager (IT) Banking 514239 – 1788254
Telecommunications 539432 – 2054081
IT Consulting 523901 – 1854966
Software 438233 – 1850976
IT Manager Banking 352078 – 2393925
Manufacturing and Distribution 358320 – 2415077
IT Consulting 319877 – 2680257
Financial Services 363492 – 2372314
Project Manager Construction Real Estate 51821 – 1708604
Construction 366822 – 1826370
Residential Construction 331245 – 1652278
Project Management (Consulting) 363826 – 1780077
Construction Industry- Engineering (Design) 359680 – 1704040
Vice President IT Investment banking 1556617 – 5223098
IT Consulting 1422984 – 4916308
Banking 1403769 – 4744861
Financial Services 1468128 – 5017960

The list of salaries has given you a clear idea about the scope of a PMP professional in India—how much they can earn based on their professional experience, which are some of the most popular industries hiring them and which cities rank high among hirers of PMP professionals. Let’s learn a bit more about the career of a PMP professional:

Required Education

You will be eligible to apply for a PMP only when you have the following:

  • 3 years’ experience in Project Management—it should be within the past 8 year period before applying for PMP
  • 4500 hours of Project Management Experience
  • 35 hours of Project Management Education

If a candidate does not have a bachelor’s degree he can apply for the program if he has the following:

    1. 5 years of experience in Project Management– it should be within the past 8 year period before applying for PMP
    2. 7500 hours of Project Management Experience
    3. 60 months of Project Management Experience where none of months are overlapping
    4. 35 hours of Project Management Education

Please remember that these qualities are meant to ensure that the institutions conducting these courses are only absorbing those individuals with a prior knowledge and experience in Project Management.

Some of the leading companies in India hiring PMP professionals are:

    1.HCL Technologies ltd with a median salary of INR 486,575 – 1,812,072,
    2.Infosys with a median salary of INR 659,652 – INR 2,023,053,
    3.Wipro (INR 604,842 – INR 2,078,104) and
    4.IBM (INR 595,976 – INR 2,040,416)
    5.Senior Project Manager (IT) – INR 887,364- INR 2,444,369