Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Wages for Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($140K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Information Technology Program Management stretch from $92K on the lower end to $196K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $39K from bonuses and $21K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management (64 percent) survey respondents. Most Directors of Information Technology Program Management like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans.

$90,152 - $173,268
$90K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $139,963
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$81.43 - $101.74
$86
MEDIAN: $86.09
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$0$195K
Salary $90,152 - $173,268
Bonus $5,106 - $38,538
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,729
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$92,094 - $195,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 295
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $86.09
Overtime $81.50
Annual Data $0$195K
Bonus $5,106 - $38,538
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,729
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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$92,094 - $195,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

  • 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.
  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and technology solutions for business needs.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)


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Many Directors of Information Technology Program Management move into a Chief Information Officer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Chief Information Officers on average bring in a similar salary to Directors of Information Technology Program Management.

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


Survey takers working as Directors of Information Technology Program Management report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Microsoft Office, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Program Management also know People Management.

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

Pay by Experience for a Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 230 salaries. A Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $153,870

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

Hartford offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Information Technology Program Management, 23 percent above the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston. Employers pay around 8 percent less in New York and 6 percent less in Raleigh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$154,000

▼15%

▼35%

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

Budget Management
▲10%





National Average
$154,000




Process Improvement
▼3%

Portfolio Management
▼4%

SQL
▼5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼20%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%
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