Project Management Director, IT Salary

IT Project Management Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $122K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for IT Project Management Directors stretch from $90K on the lower end to $171K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for IT Project Management Directors is high. Most IT Project Management Directors survey respondents are men (74 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$85,174 - $153,415

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$85,174 - $153,415  
$0.00 - $25,075  
Profit Sharing
$4,805 - $15,456  
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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).
$89,510 - $170,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Project Management Director, IT

IT Project Management Directors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Strategic Project Management.

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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Inexperienced workers earn around $95K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $113K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Project Management Directors make a median salary of $135K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $140K.

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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

Strategic Project Management
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.


26 %
74 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 3%