Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $136K annually. With some bonuses approaching $36K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $24K, overall incomes of Directors of Information Technology Program Management spread between $93K and $199K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Information Technology Program Management survey respondents are men (72 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. For the most part, Directors of Information Technology Program Management enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$93,073 - $171,002
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MEDIAN: $136,345
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$16.25 - $146.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,073 - $171,002  
   
Bonus
$2,032 - $35,859  
Profit Sharing
$2,576 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$93,197 - $198,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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Hourly Rate
$16.25 - $146.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,032 - $35,859  
   
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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$93,197 - $198,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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)


Directors of Information Technology Program Management report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Portfolio Management, Strategic Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $99K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $122K. Directors of Information Technology Program Management bring in $151K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $157K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Directors of Information Technology Program Management in Richmond enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in San Francisco and 6 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
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Portfolio Management
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Strategic Project Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
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Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$148,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 16%

SQL
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%
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