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Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

For Information Technology Project Controllers, yearly average wages total $67K annually. Female Information Technology Project Controllers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Most Information Technology Project Controllers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,458 - $105,238
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$43K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,632
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$17.11 - $64.72
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$17
$36
$65
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,458 - $105,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$43,794 - $107,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $64.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Professional skills reported by Information Technology Project Controllers are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, 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.


For many Information Technology Project Controllers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. Information Technology Project Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $91K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $104K.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

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
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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