Project Management Director, IT Salary

IT Project Management Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $122K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for IT Project Management Directors — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $89K to approximately $169K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most IT Project Management Directors survey respondents are men (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for IT Project Management Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$83,588 - $150,846

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Salary
$83,588 - $150,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,139  
Profit Sharing
$4,848 - $18,246  
Total Pay (?
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$88,508 - $169,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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


Professional skills reported by IT Project Management Directors are few in number. 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $94K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from 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. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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



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%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

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
53%
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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