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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $136K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Information Technology Program Management stretch from $92K on the lower end to $199K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $36K from bonuses and $21K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Male Directors of Information Technology Program Management are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$92,100 - $170,871
(Median)
$92K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,989
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$16.19 - $145.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$92,100 - $170,871  
   
Bonus
$2,016 - $36,089  
Profit Sharing
$2,763 - $20,908  
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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$91,738 - $198,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $145.04  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,016 - $36,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,763 - $20,908  
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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$91,738 - $198,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration, Microsoft Access, and SQL. 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.


For many Directors of Information Technology Program Management, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $99K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $119K. For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $150K. 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 $157K.

Pay Difference by Location


Directors of Information Technology Program Management will find that Richmond offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Francisco and Dallas (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Advice

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Always give 150% (productivity, performance, and abilities) Always stay ahead of the curve (increasing your own knowledge on your own) Prove yourself. But. Don't devalue your job performance and always keep abreast of other positions available internally and in the job market.

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



National Average
$147,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

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%

Project Management
0%

Process Improvement
0%

National Average
$147,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 17%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

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