Project Manager Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $130,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $165,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $200,000 AUD


  • Project Lifecycle Management: Oversees all phases of the project lifecycle, from initiation to closure, ensuring deliverables meet quality standards and are completed on time and within budget.
  • Team Leadership: Coordinates and leads project team members, ensuring tasks are clear, and resources are appropriately utilised.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Acts as the primary point of contact for all project communication, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and any issues that arise.
  • Risk Management: Identifies potential project risks and develops strategies to mitigate them, ensuring project objectives are unaffected.
  • Compliance and Documentation: Ensures project adheres to internal and external standards and that documentation is maintained for every phase of the project.

Key Skills

  • Project Planning: Proficiency in project planning tools and methodologies, ensuring effective task scheduling, resource allocation, and phase breakdown.
  • Leadership: Ability to inspire, lead, and direct team members to achieve project goals and maintain high morale.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to navigate project obstacles and ensure continuous progress.
  • Risk Management: Skill in identifying, assessing, and managing project risks and issues.
  • Stakeholder Management: Effective communication and stakeholder management skills, maintaining transparency, and managing expectations.

Standard Industry Training

  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments)

Interview Questions for IT Project Manager Candidates

  1. Can you provide an example of a successful IT project you managed from inception to delivery? What were the key factors that contributed to its success?
  2. Describe a time when a project you were overseeing faced a significant unexpected issue. How did you resolve it, and what was the outcome?
  3. How do you ensure all team members, stakeholders, and departments are aligned and informed throughout the project's lifecycle?
  4. Explain your approach to risk management in a complex IT project. Can you share an instance where your risk mitigation plan had a significant impact?
  5. Discuss a time when you had to change the scope of the project due to unforeseen challenges. How did you manage stakeholder expectations and project realignment?
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