Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

With a median pay of $174K, Accenture IT Senior Project Managers make much more than the national average ($111K per year) for those in this field. IT Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at EMC Corporation ($136K), Nike, Inc. ($136K), and Capital One Financial Corp ($125K). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$82,461 - $141,316
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MEDIAN: $110,899
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$48.18 - $97.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$82,461 - $141,316  
   
Bonus
$1,044 - $20,306  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
Commission
$2,750  
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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$85,907 - $157,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,568
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$48.18 - $97.62  
   
Overtime
$41.75 - $100.85  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,044 - $20,306  
   
Commission
$2,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$85,907 - $157,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 527

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, IT


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IT Senior Project Managers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like IT Senior Program Manager, which pays $135K on average annually. IT Senior Project Managers most often move into positions as IT Program Managers or Information Technology Directors. IT Program Managers actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Information Technology Directors earn $14K less per year than IT Senior Project Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


IT Senior Project Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Agile Software Development, and Software Development Lifecycle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Project Manager, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Project Manager, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 326 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Project Manager, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 1,202 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Manager, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 2,643 salaries. A Senior Project Manager, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 1,019 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,929

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for IT Senior Project Managers, 17 percent above the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+13 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Dallas (3 percent lower and 2 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
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 482 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

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National Average
$118,000

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Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries







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National Average
$118,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 482 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%
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