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Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States pull down an average of $66K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Information Technology Project Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Information Technology Project Controllers (63 percent) survey participants are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,398 - $103,371
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$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,308
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$17.23 - $64.49
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$40
$64
MEDIAN: $40
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Salary
$43,398 - $103,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$43,794 - $107,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $64.49  
   
Overtime
$31.43 - $49.85  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
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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$43,794 - $107,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Project.

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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Information Technology Project Controllers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $103K.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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

Financial Analysis
up arrow 30%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Project
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%