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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $135K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Directors of Information Technology Program Management runs from $91K to $198K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $36K and profit sharing that can reach almost $21K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The majority of Directors of Information Technology Program Management claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Directors of Information Technology Program Management greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$91,807 - $171,071
(Median)
$92K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,423
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$16.06 - $146.17
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$16
$31
$150
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$91,807 - $171,071  
   
Bonus
$2,040 - $35,918  
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $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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$91,276 - $198,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.06 - $146.17  
   
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
$2,040 - $35,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,424 - $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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$91,276 - $198,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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 5 percent. 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.


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. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $98K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $118K. Directors of Information Technology Program Management with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $150K. 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 $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 21 percent. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Austin (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Workers in San Francisco and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less).

Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Advice

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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) in Petaluma:
"Getting Ahead."
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
$146,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

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


Portfolio Management
up arrow 5%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$146,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 17%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 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
46%
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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