Compensation for Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($138K). In the world of Directors of Information Technology Program Management, overall income ranges from $88K near the bottom to $197K at the top; this can include more than $39K from bonuses and more than $21K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management (67 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Information Technology Program Management. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,868 - $171,750
(Median)
$89K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $137,568
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$12.16 - $172.61
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$12
$84
$170
MEDIAN: $83.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,868 - $171,750  
   
Bonus
$6,734 - $38,978  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $20,811  
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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$88,244 - $196,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1.4K$2.8K$4.2K
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $172.61  
   
Overtime
$3,936  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$2.8M$5.6M$8.4M
Bonus
$6,734 - $38,978  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $20,811  
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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$88,244 - $196,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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 who go on to become Chief Information Officers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Chief Information Officer, an upper-level role, pays $145K.

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


Directors of Information Technology Program Management report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Microsoft Office, People Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Network Management / Administration 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.


Directors of Information Technology Program Management with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $99K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $128K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Information Technology Program Management claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $152K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $160K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,455

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

For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, Richmond provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+17 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Raleigh and Seattle (3 percent lower).

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



National Average
$149,000



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

Budget Management
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Program Management
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People Management
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Microsoft Word
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Process Improvement
0%

National Average
$149,000

Project Management
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Portfolio Management
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SQL
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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