Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Median pay for Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. There are more female Information Technology Project Controllers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Most Information Technology Project Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,574 - $104,731

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$43,574 - $104,731  
   
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$43,869 - $107,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $106K.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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

Financial Analysis
up arrow 29%

National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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