Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States can expect wages of $69K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Information Technology Project Controllers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,303 - $103,891
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$44K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,540
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$44,303 - $103,891  
   
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$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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$44,748 - $106,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Project Controller, Information Technology (IT)

The information technology (IT) project controller works closely with the project manager, helping create tools to perform financial and project processes, as well as analyzing projects' costs, risks, planning, and accuracy. The IT project controller is responsible for collaborating with the project manager to update and develop projects as well; they are involved throughout the development and update processes, from planning to creating budgets and value adding processes to developing reports that track project process and analyze effectiveness. IT project controllers also plan meetings and documentation for presentations, as well as help create project scheduling to ensure it is aligned with budget restrictions.

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Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Communicate project status to management and clients, and propose changes in project scope, timeline, or plans if necessary.
  • Develop plans and schedules for carrying out the project, and identify resource and personnel needs.
  • Manage IT projects from beginning to completion, making sure time and budget targets are met.
  • Resolve any problems that arise during project, identify and mitigate potential risks or delays.

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Information Technology Project Controllers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Financial Analysis, Project Management, and Microsoft Project can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Microsoft Project as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Controller, Information Technology (IT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Information Technology Project Controllers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $77K. Information Technology Project Controllers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $106K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 16%

National Average
$70,000

Project Management
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Microsoft Project
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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