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Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salary

An average Information Technology Project Controller in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women account for the majority of Information Technology Project Controllers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,398 - $105,484
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$43K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,020
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$17.11 - $64.72
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,398 - $105,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$43,719 - $108,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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$17.11 - $64.72  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
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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$43,719 - $108,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Professional skills reported by Information Technology Project Controllers are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Financial Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Those listing Microsoft Project as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Project Controllers make a median salary of $91K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $104K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Project Controller, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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

Financial Analysis
up arrow 29%

National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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