Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

On average, Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($137K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings for Directors of Information Technology Program Management — which occasionally include more than $39K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $96K to approximately $201K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of Information Technology Program Management are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance.

$94,676 - $172,306
(Median)
$95K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,307
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$16.00 - $144.91
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MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$94,676 - $172,306  
   
Bonus
$3,394 - $39,038  
Profit Sharing
$1,551 - $25,168  
Commission
$21,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$95,689 - $201,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$700$1.4K$2.1K
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $144.91  
   
Overtime
$1,980  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1.4M$2.8M$4.2M
Bonus
$3,394 - $39,038  
   
Commission
$21,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,551 - $25,168  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$95,689 - $201,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Information technology (IT) directors of program management are in charge of effectively managing a variety of IT-related projects for their organization. They lead a team of systems professionals to reach all organizational goals, and one of their main responsibilities includes organizing and overseeing all projects in the IT department. They also ensure the efficient use of company resources, as well as the secure operation of information systems. They implement IT initiatives that improve the effectiveness of their company's products or services. These directors prepare departmental budgets, as well as evaluate new equipment as needed. IT directors of program management also complete administrative tasks and compile reports that detail program activity. They generally report their progress to the president or manager in their department.

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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision making.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the development.
  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Work with the IT steering committee to establish the strategic direction of the Company's information systems as well as executing the strategy.

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Directors of Information Technology Program Management' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Chief Information Officer. Median pay for Chief Information Officers is $145K.

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Popular Skills for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)


Directors of Information Technology Program Management report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, People Management, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Program Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Directors of Information Technology Program Management generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $102K per year. Directors of Information Technology Program Management with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $153K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $160K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,619

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Directors of Information Technology Program Management in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Information Technology Program Management will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Francisco, 8 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Dallas (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries



National Average
$150,000



Skills That Affect Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$150,000

Portfolio Management
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 17%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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