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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

On average, Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($146K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Directors of Information Technology Program Management, overall income ranges from $91K near the bottom to $197K at the top; this can include more than $36K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Directors of Information Technology Program Management survey respondents are men (70 percent). Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$90,987 - $169,761
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MEDIAN: $133,824
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$16.85 - $151.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,987 - $169,761  
   
Bonus
$2,008 - $36,323  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $19,852  
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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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$90,513 - $196,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 627
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Hourly Rate
$16.85 - $151.01  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$2,008 - $36,323  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $19,852  
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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$90,513 - $196,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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, Microsoft Project, Portfolio Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Program Management are also skilled in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $96K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $118K. Directors of Information Technology Program Management with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $149K. 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 $160K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Richmond (+9 percent). San Francisco is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (7 percent lower) and Nashville (5 percent lower).

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



National Average
$146,000


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


Microsoft Project
up arrow 6%


Portfolio Management
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

National Average
$146,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 15%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 15%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%