Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Salaries for Information Technology Project Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($122K) per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Technology Project Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$75,436 - $156,352
$75K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,369
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Salary
$75,436 - $156,352  
   
Bonus
$4,027 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$76,073 - $184,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • 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.
  • Supervise and direct the activities of IT managers and technicians and other staff members working on IT systems.

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

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


For many Information Technology Project Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $91K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. For Information Technology Project Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $127K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $144K.

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Key Stats for Project Director, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
34%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$130,000

Experienced
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼30%

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

People Management
▲27%

SQL
▲2%

National Average
$130,000


Microsoft Office
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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