Director of Special Projects Salary

A Director of Special Projects earns an average salary of $75,833 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$42,220 - $144,088
$42K
$81K
$140K
MEDIAN: $81,040
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$15.21 - $88.77
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$89
MEDIAN: $23.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,220 - $144,088  
   
Bonus
$2,517 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$14,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,497 - $160,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $88.77  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,517 - $49,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$14,500  
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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$41,497 - $160,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Director of Special Projects

  • Manage and oversee a team responsible for specialized projects by providing team with clear expectations, training, and support.
  • Research, document, and provide in-depth analysis of proposed initiatives to solve complex problems.
  • Establish strategies, priorities, and business requirements to drive business results.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Special Projects

Pay by Experience for a Director of Special Projects has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Special Projects with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Special Projects with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Director of Special Projects which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 38 salaries. A Director of Special Projects with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,350

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Key Stats for Director of Special Projects

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Director of Special Projects Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Director of Special Projects Salaries

Leadership
▲8%

National Average
$77,000


Operations Management
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 16%
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