Project Management Director, IT Salary

On average, IT Project Management Directors in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($123K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of IT Project Management Directors, overall income ranges from $89K near the bottom to $175K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Project Management Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$84,601 - $156,468
(Median)
$85K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,240
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Salary
$84,601 - $156,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,429  
Profit Sharing
$4,805 - $15,456  
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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$88,607 - $174,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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


Survey results show that IT Project Management Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of IT Project Management Directors. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $92K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $117K. On average, IT Project Management Directors make $135K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $144K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
$133,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Project Management Director, IT Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$133,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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