Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

The national average salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $111K annually; by contrast, Accenture pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $173K. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries at EMC Corporation (+$140K), General Motors Corporation (+$121K), and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. (+$120K). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$82,553 - $141,045
$83K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $110,740
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$48.38 - $98.00
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$98
MEDIAN: $64.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$82,553 - $141,045  
   
Bonus
$1,133 - $20,310  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,208  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$85,931 - $157,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,660
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$48.38 - $98.00  
   
Overtime
$44.15 - $100.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,133 - $20,310  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,208  
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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$85,931 - $157,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 539

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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.

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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.

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IT Senior Project Managers who become IT Senior Program Managers position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $134K per year. Many IT Senior Project Managers go on to become IT Program Managers or Information Technology Directors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


Survey takers working as IT Senior Project Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Software Development Lifecycle, and Agile Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for IT Senior Project Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $93K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $109K. For IT Senior Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $121K. 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 $126K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,776

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With a pay rate for IT Senior Project Managers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. IT Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 4 percent below the national average. Tampa and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Senior Project Manager, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Project Manager, IT?

Senior Project Manager, IT in 53066:
"Entrepreneurial and exciting opportunities to assist others."
Pros: Ability to assist others in bringing their ideas to realization. Coordinating efforts, being the change manager, facilitating difficult conversations and motivating people to be excited about their job. Ability to discover new capabilities, be an entrepreneur, and being a strategists.
Cons: It can involve a lot of documentation.

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Key Stats for Senior Project Manager, IT

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 478 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$118,000

▼8%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 478 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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