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. In the world of IT Project Management Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $89K and $170K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $25K and $18K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all IT Project Management Directors who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$83,798 - $150,484
(Median)
$84K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $120,985
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Salary
$83,798 - $150,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,291  
Profit Sharing
$4,865 - $18,121  
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: 20 Jun 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


Survey results suggest that IT Project Management Directors use a fairly large toolkit 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


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. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $94K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $112K. For IT Project Management Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $136K. IT Project Management Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $139K.

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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 40 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 3%
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