Senior Project Manager, IT Salary
Job Description for Senior Project Manager, IT
Senior project managers must be well organized, extremely responsible, and capable of working with a wide variety of other people. Senior IT project managers work in a fast paced and frequently changing industry, and must work very hard to keep up with the responsibilities they are tasked with. They must also be proficient at working with a number of technologies and at keeping up with the ever changing field of information technology. They must also be educated, generally holding at least a bachelor's degree in an IT related field.Read More...
Senior IT project managers work in environments with many other employees, ensuring that all aspects of a company's technological functions are running smoothly. These include IT projects, client relations, and customer service. Senior project managers supervise junior project managers, and other such staff members. They must be able to set goals for their team, and to assign work to the employees most suited for specific positions. Further, if conflict arises, they must be able to resolve these situations. In terms of specific IT duties, senior project managers must manage server functioning and implementation, operating service upgrades and databases. More generally, they must also supervise installation of equipment, and the overall progress of each project from start to finish.
Senior Project Manager, IT Tasks
- Conduct meetings with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan.
- Create, track and forecast changes in project budgets.
- Measure project performance.
- Develop a detailed project plan with identified critical path tasks.
- Record detailed customer requirements, constraints and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables.
Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, IT
At the upper end, IT Senior Project Managers who move into an IT Senior Program Manager role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $134K per year. Many IT Senior Project Managers advance into roles as IT Program Managers or Information Technology Directors, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $14K lower, respectively.
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IT Senior Project Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Software Development Lifecycle, and IT Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Project Management also know Leadership, IT Management, and Agile.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, IT
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The relatively untested earn a median of $93K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $108K. IT Senior Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $120K. IT Senior Project Managers 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 $125K.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Senior Project Managers, 19 percent higher than the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (5 percent less) and Phoenix (3 percent less).
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