Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

The nationwide average salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $106K annually, but those working at Capgemini can pull down an average $163K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Accenture, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and Dell, Inc., where IT Senior Project Managers typically earn around $150K, $135K, or $129K, respectively. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$80,380 - $134,708
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$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $106,083
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$46.09 - $89.49
(Median)
$46
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$89
MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,380 - $134,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,882  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $12,926  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$83,619 - $151,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,084
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$46.09 - $89.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $101.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,882  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $12,926  
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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$83,619 - $151,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 622
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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

  • 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.
  • Measure project performance.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, IT


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For IT Senior Project Managers, progressing to a Chief Information Officer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Chief Information Officer can earn $144K annually. The most common promotion for IT Senior Project Managers is an IT Program Manager position, which usually brings in $111K a year. Another standard transition for IT Senior Project Managers seeking advancement is to assume an IT Senior Program Manager role, where pay is often $132K.

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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 Program Management, IT Consulting, Strategic Project Management, and Software Development Lifecycle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Leadership, IT Management, and Agile. Skill sets containing Software Development Lifecycle also tend to include 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. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $90K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $105K. IT Senior Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $116K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $121K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, IT Senior Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). In Austin, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Minneapolis and Phoenix earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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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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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$113,000



Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries



Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Software Development Lifecycle
up arrow 3%

Agile
up arrow 3%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

IT Management
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Microsoft Project
0%

Risk Management / Risk Control
0%

Requirements Analysis
0%

National Average
$113,000

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 951 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 12%
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