PMI- ACP® Income

Your Guide to the Salary Trends of a PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner

Getting an Agile certification can help you get a better salary. The PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner is one of the highest paying jobs in America. Let’s explore the salary trends of PMI-ACP®.

What Is the Average PMI-ACP® Salary Based on the Country?

The PMI-ACP® salary varies by country, and the top countries where a Certified Agile professional can get a competitive salary are the USA, UK, Canada, India, and Australia. Let’s take a look at how much a PMI-ACP® will earn on average in these countries.

Country Currency Salary per annum
United States of America USD 62,000 - 162,000
Canada CAD 56,000 136,000
India INR 443,000 - 2,000,000
United Kingdom GBP 33,000 - 75,000
Australia AUD 70,000 - 171,000

PMI-ACP® Salary in Various Job Roles

An Agile Certified Professional can work in various job roles, based on their skills and experience. Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, and Scrum Master. The table below shows the PMI-ACP® salary for the top Agile Certified Professional job roles.

Job Role Salary per annum (in USD)
Project Manager 59,000 - 87,000
Senior Project Manager 65,000 - 115,000
Agile Coach 88,000 – 133,000
Scrum Master 75,000 – 110,000
Project Manager, Software development 65,000 - 106,000

PMI-ACP® Salary Based on Years of Experience

The more experience you gain, the better pay you can earn as a PMI-ACP®. Let's look at how much a Certified Agile practitioner can earn based on their years of experience.

Years of Experience Salary per annum (in USD)
< 1 50,000 - 66,000
1-4 65,000 - 74,000
5-9 79,000 - 1,00,000
10-19 88,000 - 120,000
20+ 118,000 - 150,000

What a Certified Project Management Professional Gets Paid in Top Companies

With the high demand for Agile professionals, many top companies are constantly on the lookout for PMI® Agile Certified Professionals. Among the top companies in the world that employ Certified Scrum Masters are AT&T, Accenture, Bank of America, and more. The below table shows how much the top companies across the globe are paying a Certified Agile Professional.

Top Companies Salary (in USD)
AT&T 88,000 – 152,000
Accenture 58,000 – 130,000
Booz, Allen, Hamilton 66,000 – 147,000
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. 83,000 -163,000



The PMI-ACP® gets a salary 28% more than a non-certified Project manager, according to a survey. The value of a PMI-ACP® has increased greatly in the last few years.

Washington DC is at the top of the list for the cities paying the highest to a Certified Agile practitioner. This is followed by Richmond, Austin, New York, and Boston.

The top skills associated with successful Agile Certified Practitioner include problem-solving, collaboration, team development, and leadership.

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PMI-Agile®Certification Syllabus

  • Agile principles and practices
  • Creating high-performance teams who deliver results on a consistent basis
  • Techniques used for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible
  • Implementing multi iterative development models for projects
  • Delivering high Velocity Stories and Epics
  • New ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
  • Applying powerful metrics across projects to ensure continuous improvement
  • Common pitfalls while adopting Agile practices
  • Agile principles of Scrum, Kanban, XP, and TDD
  • Knowledge and skills required to clear PMI-ACP certification exam

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FAQs on PMI-ACP Exam Prep

Who should take up the PMI-ACP course?

Job roles that can benefit from PMI-ACP training include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Consultants
  • Quality Assurance Staff
  • Developers / Programmers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Project Controllers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Anyone looking to gain knowledge of managing agile projects and understand how Agile is applied and practiced in a project environment

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional requirements:

  • Educational Background: Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent).
  • General Project Experience: 2,000 hours (12 months) in project teams, which must have been acquired in the last five years.
  • Agile Project Experience: A minimum of 1,500 hours (8 months) in project teams or teams that employed agile methodologies. This experience should have been earned in the last three years and these hours should be in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • Training in Agile Practices: 21 contact hours in Agile practices.

PMI-ACP Exam Format:

  • Type: Multiple choice questions
  • No Of Questions: 120
  • Result: The passing score is determined by psychometric analysis

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