Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Earnings for Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States come in at around $69K per year on average. The majority of Information Technology Project Controllers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. For the most part, Information Technology Project Controllers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,303 - $103,891
MEDIAN: $68,540

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$44,748 - $106,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Project Controller, Information Technology (IT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $59K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $77K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Information Technology Project Controllers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $106K on average.

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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%