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Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Generous salaries abound for Information Technology Project Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Total cash compensation for Information Technology Project Directors runs from $70K to $165K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $25K and profit sharing that can reach almost $48K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Information Technology Project Directors who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,982 - $148,824
(Median)
$69K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,045
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Salary
$68,982 - $148,824  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $24,947  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $48,479  
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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$69,590 - $165,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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Job Description for Project Director, Information Technology (IT)

Information technology (IT) project directors are in charge of overseeing and directing the successful completion of IT projects for their organization. They are responsible for coordinating efforts and creating effective strategies to reach all company objectives related to information systems. They review new equipment purchases, manage expenses, create detailed budget reports, and ensure internal and external clients receive high-quality IT products and services. IT project directors deploy enterprise technology infrastructure to improve efficiency in use of company resources. They also set goals for their team, provide advice in case of technical issues, track project progress, and escalate support problems. IT project directors must stay informed of current technological trends and have solid understanding of systems capabilities. They participate in training efforts of junior staff members and cultivate business partnerships with vendors to obtain cost savings. In all tasks, the IT project director must follow company privacy and security policies to prevent data loss and theft. These professionals generally report to the senior management of their department.

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Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Supervise and direct the activities of IT managers and technicians and other staff members working on IT systems.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, resources, staffing, and quality control.
  • Identify an organization’s technology needs and develop proposals for how to meet those needs.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee information technology projects to improve an organization’s IT infrastructure and software.
  • Prepare reports on project progress and analyses of project effectiveness for senior management.

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Popular Skills for Project Director, Information Technology (IT)


Typical Information Technology Project Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with SQL, Project Management, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Competency in Microsoft Office frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Director, Information Technology (IT)

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Project Directors. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $89K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $101K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $116K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $135K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salaries


Experienced
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National Average
$112,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

SQL
up arrow 15%

National Average
$112,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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