Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States, with median pay hovering around $136K per year. Total incomes of Directors of Information Technology Program Management incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $36K from bonuses and close to $24K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $94K and $198K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Information Technology Program Management who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Directors of Information Technology Program Management enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$93,294 - $171,192

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$16.19 - $146.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,294 - $171,192  
   
Bonus
$2,556 - $35,687  
Profit Sharing
$2,576 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$93,699 - $198,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $146.87  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,556 - $35,687  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,576 - $24,240  
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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$93,699 - $198,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Popular Skills for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)


Survey results imply that Directors of Information Technology Program Management deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Portfolio Management, People Management, Strategic Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. 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. The majority of those 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.


For many Directors of Information Technology Program Management, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $98K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $122K. On average, Directors of Information Technology Program Management make $150K following one to two decades on the job. Directors of Information Technology Program Management who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $158K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Information Technology Program Management, 12 percent above the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+12 percent), Austin (+12 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Francisco (8 percent less) and Dallas (6 percent less).

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



National Average
$148,000



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

People Management
up arrow 4%

Portfolio Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 2%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$148,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 16%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 6%
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