Project Management Director, IT Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for IT Project Management Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $121K per year. Final cash compensation to IT Project Management Directors varies from around $86K to approximately $168K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $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. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Project Management Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for IT Project Management Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$82,130 - $149,096
(Median)
$82K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $121,090
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$82,130 - $149,096  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,066  
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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$86,476 - $167,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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


Typical IT Project Management Directors report a focused set of job 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $93K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $111K. IT Project Management Directors see a median salary of $136K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $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 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Project Management Director, IT Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$131,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 2%