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Project Management Director, IT Salary (United States)

Salaries for IT Project Management Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($130K) per year. In the world of IT Project Management Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $86K and $166K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Project Management Director, IT Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$82,143 - $147,404
MEDIAN: $119,749
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National Salary Data

XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$82,143 - $147,404  
$98.63 - $25,404  
Profit Sharing
$4,848 - $20,134  
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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).
$85,997 - $166,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by IT Project Management Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.
For many IT Project Management Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $94K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $111K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Project Management Directors make a median salary of $137K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $138K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Compared to the national average, New York IT Project Management Directors have slightly bigger paychecks. Nonetheless, location does not appear to strongly drive pay in one direction or the other for this occupation. Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami IT Project Management Directors earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average.

Project Management Director, IT Reviews

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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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%