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Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Median pay for Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Information Technology Project Controllers (62 percent) who took the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,574 - $105,066
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$44K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,631
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$17.52 - $61.95
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$18
$32
$62
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,574 - $105,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,458  
Total Pay (?
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$43,396 - $107,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $61.95  
   
Overtime
$31.43 - $49.85  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,458  
   
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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$43,396 - $107,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 30 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.


For many Information Technology Project Controllers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Project Controllers make a median salary of $89K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $106K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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

Financial Analysis
up arrow 30%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Project
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%