Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $139K annually. Cash earnings for Directors of Information Technology Program Management — which occasionally include more than $39K from bonuses and more than $22K from profit sharing — stretch from around $88K to approximately $197K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$86,343 - $172,694
$86K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $139,029
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50%
90%

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$80.96 - $142.46
$98
MEDIAN: $98.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$86,343 - $172,694  
   
Bonus
$6,894 - $39,224  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $22,439  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$87,726 - $197,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$700$1K$2K
Hourly Rate
$98.26  
   
Overtime
$2,009  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$6,894 - $39,224  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $22,439  
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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$87,726 - $197,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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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For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Directors of Information Technology Program Management earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Chief Information Officer.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 11 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. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $101K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Information Technology Program Management make a median salary of $155K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $166K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $153,222

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

Hartford is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Information Technology Program Management, 23 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+16 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 16 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York (7 percent lower) and Raleigh (5 percent lower).

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$153,000

▼15%

▼34%

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

Budget Management
▲11%





National Average
$153,000




Process Improvement
▼2%

Portfolio Management
▼4%

SQL
▼5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼19%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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