Change Manager pay based on country

Change managers will often hold additional titles within an organization.  To determine the average salary structure for change managers, MSI has combined data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics with open job postings from job search engines [1],[2],[3].  We have included the pay of additional job titles such as HR Manager and Management Analysts since they often act as change agents within their organizations.  These salaries represent someone at the mid-level of their career.  Someone new to change management or someone with extensive experience may make more or less than what is listed here.

The following list includes the estimated total pay for a Change Manager in six popular countries.  This pay rate may vary depending on the level of education and experience someone has.  The pay rates below represent the 40th to 75th percentile of all pay data MSI was able to compile.  This data was compiled in April 2022.

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Change Manager salary:

United States:

  • Base pay: $95,500/y
  • Bonus: $12,000


United Kingdom:

  • Base pay: £50,500/y
  • Bonus: £5,500



  • Base pay: €74,000/y
  • Bonus:  €35,000


  • Base pay: SEK 65,100/y
  • Bonus: SEK 5,000



  • Base pay: €44,000/y
  • Bonus: €3,000



  • Base pay: CAD $93,984/y
  • Bonus:  CAD $3,900

Requirements for a change manager:

Change Managers focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology.  The role includes creating and applying consistent change strategies, identifying communication and training needs, and leveraging critical thinking to improve the realization of results throughout the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively identify and share change impact
  • Demonstrates leadership and the ability to influence by building partnerships
  • Effectively collaborate with business leaders
  • Embed change management concepts and values across the organization
  • Provide change management training support



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, certification, or equivalent experience
  • Strong business acumen
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people
  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Achievement-oriented
  • Autonomous/Independent
  • High stress tolerance