Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States take home an average $66K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Project Controllers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Information Technology Project Controllers (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,398 - $105,484
MEDIAN: $66,453

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$43,639 - $108,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.


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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Survey takers who work as Information Technology Project Controllers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. Information Technology Project Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $106K.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

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

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%