Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Average pay for an Information Technology Project Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $125K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Information Technology Project Directors are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. There are more male Information Technology Project Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,610 - $174,891
$79K
$130K
$170K
MEDIAN: $125,430
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$78,610 - $174,891  
   
Bonus
$3,200 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$77,090 - $183,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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)

Pay by Experience for a Project Director, Information Technology (IT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Director, Information Technology (IT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Director, Information Technology (IT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Project Director, Information Technology (IT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 39 salaries. A Project Director, Information Technology (IT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $143,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Director, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Project Director, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$135,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼33%

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

People Management
▲22%


National Average
$135,000

SQL
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 12%