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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

IT Senior Project Managers usually earn approximately $106K per year in the United States, but Capgemini offers a significantly higher median of $163K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Accenture at $150K, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $135K, and Dell, Inc., where IT Senior Project Managers annually earn $128K. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$80,226 - $134,664
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,701
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$45.83 - $89.00
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$46
$64
$89
MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,226 - $134,664  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,855  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,963  
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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$83,401 - $151,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,042
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.83 - $89.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,855  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,963  
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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$83,401 - $151,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 605

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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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IT Senior Project Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Information Officer. The average Chief Information Officer brings home $144K per year. As IT Senior Project Managers progress in their field, many go on to become IT Program Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $111K. Another common career choice for IT Senior Project Managers is to move into an IT Senior Program Manager role — this promotion usually pays $132K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


IT Senior Project Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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. Those who learned Software Development Lifecycle also tend to know Agile. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to 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 average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $89K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $104K. IT Senior Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $115K. IT Senior Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $121K.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Senior Project Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 7 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis and Phoenix (4 percent lower).

Senior Project Manager, IT Reviews

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



Software Development Lifecycle
up arrow 4%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Agile
up arrow 3%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

IT Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Project
0%

Risk Management / Risk Control
0%

Requirements Analysis
0%

National Average
$113,000

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1015 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: 71% employee benefits None: 12%
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