Information Technology Project Managers

risk level
Based on 349 votes
by year 2032
or $47.47 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Computer Occupations, All Other.


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Automation risk

19% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Persuasion

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 19% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Information Technology Project Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Computer Occupations, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 10.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Computer Occupations, All Other' was $98,740, or $47 per hour

'Computer Occupations, All Other' were paid 113.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 416,320 people employed as 'Computer Occupations, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.28% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 355 people are employed as 'Computer Occupations, All Other'.

Job description

Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

SOC Code: 15-1299.09


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Keith B (Low) says
Too many variables; situation is dynamic and people-driven
May 08, 2023 at 03:25 PM
Samantha (No chance) says
There's too many human based elements involved in this position. This includes negotiating, relationship building and maintenance, team coordination, and problem solving/conflict resolution between humans.
May 02, 2023 at 05:51 PM
Brad (No chance) says
Automation that accounts for every situation within project management is on par with fully sentient AI. Absolutely no chance within the next 10-20 years.
Nov 01, 2022 at 05:54 AM
Verónica (No chance) says
Because it's a personal job, I have 1:1 meetings where empathy, caring, negotiation, and motivation are needed. These soft skills cannot be automated.

Manual work can be automated, but tasks related to personal relationships, psychology at work, and feelings cannot be automated.
Sep 20, 2022 at 04:37 AM
James (No chance) says
AI will certainly eliminate some duties that Project Managers perform today. It may even eliminate the need for lower-level Project Managers, as simple projects may be automated. However, for complex projects that require human involvement, a Project Manager must manage not only the tasks of the project, but also the human emotions involved.

I believe AI will perform the simple, repetitive tasks for Project Managers, making them more effective. But the need for human Project Managers will remain for at least two decades.
Jan 11, 2022 at 03:06 PM

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