Project Management Director, IT Salary
IT Project Management Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $128K per year on average. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of IT Project Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of IT Project Management Directors (64 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
IT project management directors supervise the teams that create and maintain software development processes and standards. In addition, they provide coaching, support, and discipline to these team members as needed. They must be able to prioritize and direct multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. They also build strong business relationships with external vendors and partners.
At least a bachelor's degree in information technology management, computer science, or a related field is required for this job. Previous years of work experience in a directing capacity can be helpful. Industry and leadership certifications are a plus. IT project management directors must be organized individuals with strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
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, Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Microsoft Office.
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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $98K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $125K. On average, IT Project Management Directors make $139K following one to two decades on the job. IT Project Management Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $153K on average.