How Your Salary Depends Significantly On Project Complexity and Project Management Skills.

Traditional Project Management CAN NOT solve PROJECT COMPLEXITY most of the time.

One organization may be continually successful with a small project because of familiarity with it using traditional project management.

With the evolving construction and engineering project requirements, compliance, and changing project environment -  these project complexity will force company, project team, and project professionals to change drastically their approach to project management to achieve a successful project.

On the other hand, these project complexity introduces an opportunity to engineers, architects, engineering graduates, contractors, consultants, and construction professionals through a career path development linking evaluation of job specifications on the new requirements of project management positions.

The below Figure shows the relation of Project Size to Project Complexity.

General application of the illustration indicates in the example:

  1. For a Medium size construction project requires Moderate complexity.
  2. While a Large project requires High project complexity.
  3. And for Megaprojects will require  Extreme project complexity.
How does this illustration relate to the salary you will get?


The table below summarizes it for you based on empirical data. You will find the information may overlap in some condition.


If you want to triple your income quickly, just apply multiplication by three times(3x) for the above table to determine the salary range of working abroad considering the same parameters from the table.

Check this link below to learn more about project management and the needed skills as the responsibility and project complexity increases with the position.

Owners, employers, hiring managers, and human resource professionals have recognized these project complexity already, and how to respond to it, to adopt for company existential flexibility; especially so, when hiring engineers, architects, engineering graduates, and construction professionals for their construction projects.

Not only that, the more you contribute to company growth, whether by strategic competitive advantage or existential flexibility of the company, through your project management skills, then expect your salary to increase significantly as your career progresses.

Therefore, you should be capable and get the critical project management skills necessary to respond to project size and complexity to get the salary you want.


Thank you for taking the time to read.

3Web Project

Marlon Frando, MBA, PMP, CMQ/OE

Training Director & Founder

P.S. - Go to the link below for more information on Project Management training based on international standards: 

Project Managers & Engineers Course;

Advanced Construction Project Management

Questions? Email to [email protected]


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