An average Information Technology Project Controller in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K per year. The majority of Information Technology Project Controllers (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Information Technology Project Controllers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,829 - $110,148
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$54K
$74K
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$52,354 - $129,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $106K.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$76,000

Microsoft Project
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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