Generous salaries abound for Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($138K) per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Information Technology Program Management bottoms out near $89K and approaches $197K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $39K from bonuses and almost $21K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Directors of Information Technology Program Management are male. For the most part, Directors of Information Technology Program Management enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$87,815 - $172,852
$88K
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MEDIAN: $137,944
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$54.04 - $142.46
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MEDIAN: $98.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,815 - $172,852  
   
Bonus
$6,839 - $39,019  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $21,375  
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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$88,561 - $197,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1.4K$2.8K$4.2K
Hourly Rate
$98.26  
   
Overtime
$3,936  
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
$6,839 - $39,019  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $21,375  
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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$88,561 - $197,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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.

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 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 12 percent. Those listing Network Management / Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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. Inexperienced workers earn around $100K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $129K. Directors of Information Technology Program Management with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $154K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $164K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $152,196

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For those looking to make money, Directors of Information Technology Program Management in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+17 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 11 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in New York and Seattle.

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries



National Average
$152,000



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

Budget Management
up arrow 12%




National Average
$152,000


Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Portfolio Management
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 18%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 24%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

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: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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