IT Project Management Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $129K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. IT Project Management Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$93,948 - $165,990
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MEDIAN: $128,756
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$93,948 - $165,990  
   
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$4,637 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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$98,011 - $188,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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Job Description for Project Management Director, IT

Information technology (IT) project management directors are in charge of managing information technology projects for their organization. They oversee business processes and performance management projects, as well as relay IT concepts and technical ideas to non-technical personnel. They lead a group of IT professionals to reach all project goals in a timely manner, helping increase productivity while minimizing the use of company resources. IT project management directors must ensure maintenance and support services are provided as needed, as well as perform functions related to strategic planning, budgeting, and information security program development. In addition, they use a personal computer to keep project information up to date and communicate with team managers.

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Project Management Director, IT Tasks

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate project management aspects of an information technology project development.
  • Regularly update business partners and company leadership on project status and timelines.
  • Develop and improve project intake process to ensure completeness of request.
  • Oversee and prioritize the resource and asset allocation process to ensure projects will be properly supported.

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Popular Skills for Project Management Director, IT


Survey takers who work as IT Project Management Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Management Director, IT

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


IT Project Management Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $97K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $123K. IT Project Management Directors see a median salary of $140K after reaching one to two decades on the job. IT Project Management Directors 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 $156K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Project Management Director, IT?

Project Management Director, IT in Albany:
"The closing Chapter of a meaningful career."
Pros: The variety of work we do. We just do not build buildings and infrastructure but we are building the next generation educational systems that will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Cons: Bureaucracy.

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Key Stats for Project Management Director, IT

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Project Management Director, IT Salaries



National Average
$139,000


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Skills That Affect Project Management Director, IT Salaries

National Average
$139,000



Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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