It's not about the money. It's about the options.

$108,200. That's the avg. salary of a PMP-certified project manager in 2018. +38,000. That's the avg. salary increase within 1 yr. after certification.          Options. That's what my students like most about having the PMP.


The avg. salary of a working professional in the US with an undergraduate degree and 5 yrs. of work experience is $49,900. The avg. salary of that same person in the role of a project manager is $65,000. That same person with a PMP certification, in the same role is $88,000.yr.  And with 5-10 yrs. of experience, its' $108,200.

The avg. time to get PMP certified is 2 months.

Do the math.