IT Project Management Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $128K per year on average. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of IT Project Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of IT Project Management Directors (64 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$91,952 - $166,027
MEDIAN: $128,355

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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.


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 results show that IT Project Management Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $98K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $125K. On average, IT Project Management Directors make $139K following one to two decades on the job. IT Project Management Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $153K on average.

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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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Experience Affects Project Management Director, IT Salaries

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Skills That Affect Project Management Director, IT Salaries

National Average

Strategic Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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


36 %
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%