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 $123K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of IT Project Management Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $89K and $175K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $25K and $15K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of IT Project Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$84,601 - $156,468
MEDIAN: $123,240

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$84,601 - $156,468  
$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).
$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.


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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $92K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $117K on average — a distinctly larger sum. IT Project Management Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $135K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $144K 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

Strategic Project Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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


27 %
73 %

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: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 3%