Project Management Director, IT Salary

Average pay for an IT Project Management Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $121K per year. With some bonuses approaching $25K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of IT Project Management Directors spread between $89K and $170K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Male IT Project Management Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most IT Project Management Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$83,798 - $150,734
(Median)
$84K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $121,380
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Salary
$83,798 - $150,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,310  
Profit Sharing
$4,848 - $18,246  
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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$88,623 - $169,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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

  • 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 report using a wide range of professional 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. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know 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.


For IT Project Management Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $94K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $112K. For IT Project Management Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $136K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $139K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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



National Average
$131,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Project Management Director, IT Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$131,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

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