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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 $135K per year on average. Cash earnings for Directors of Information Technology Program Management — which occasionally include more than $36K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $92K to approximately $198K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Information Technology Program Management like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Directors of Information Technology Program Management survey respondents are men (72 percent). Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$92,124 - $170,694
(Median)
$92K
$140K
$170K
MEDIAN: $135,009
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$16.06 - $146.17
(Median)
$16
$31
$150
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$92,124 - $170,694  
   
Bonus
$2,054 - $35,679  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $20,415  
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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$92,053 - $198,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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
$2,054 - $35,679  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $20,415  
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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$92,053 - $198,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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)


Directors of Information Technology Program Management seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Strategic Project Management, Program Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Information Technology Program Management. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $99K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $118K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Information Technology Program Management make a median salary of $149K. Directors of Information Technology Program Management with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $157K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, busy Richmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Francisco, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (7 percent lower) and Nashville (5 percent lower).

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"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 32%

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


Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Portfolio Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$146,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 16%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%