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Project Leader, IT Salary

IT Project Leaders in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $61K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $82K annually. Cash earnings for IT Project Leaders — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $61K to approximately $119K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the individual firm. The majority of IT Project Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,190 - $110,912
(Median)
$60K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,850
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90%

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$20.00 - $65.84
(Median)
$20
$41
$66
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,190 - $110,912  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,282  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $6,411  
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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$60,528 - $119,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $65.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $6,411  
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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$60,528 - $119,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Project Leader, IT

IT project leaders are in charge of facilitating and coordinating group projects relating to information technology that advance an organization's goals and values in an effective manner. Most of the time IT project leaders set performance standards among project/team members to ensure strong group cohesion and productivity. As such, project leaders must have impeccable written and oral communication skills to be able to interpret and execute different ideas and solve problems. Their expertise in technical matters is also crucial to making sure their projects are successful.

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Project Leader, IT Tasks

  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and techonology solutions for business needs.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the development.

Common Career Paths for Project Leader, IT


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IT Project Leaders who advance into the role of a Software Development Manager are fairly uncommon. Software Development Managers on average earn $112K per year. IT Project Leaders most often move into positions as Information Technology Project Managers or IT Senior Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $1K higher and $26K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Leader, IT


Employees of Cerner Corporation can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $70K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $63K to $121K.

Popular Skills for Project Leader, IT


Survey results imply that IT Project Leaders deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Java, Project Management, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server, Mainframe, and Internet Information Server. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Project Management and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, IT

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


For many IT Project Leaders, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $71K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $78K. IT Project Leaders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $94K. IT Project Leaders who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $101K.

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Experience Affects Project Leader, IT Salaries



National Average
$84,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Project Leader, IT Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

HTML
0%

C#
0%

National Average
$84,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 9%

Mainframe
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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