Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Average Information Technology Project Controllers in the United States make around $66K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. More than half of Information Technology Project Controllers (63 percent) survey participants are women. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Project Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,985 - $104,500
MEDIAN: $66,064

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$42,978 - $107,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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 results show that Information Technology Project Controllers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Project.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Information Technology Project Controllers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. On average, Information Technology Project Controllers make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $106K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Project Management

National Average

Microsoft Project
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%