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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary (United States)

For IT Senior Project Managers, Capgemini hands out the highest paychecks — $163K on average — relative to the national average of $104K per year. IT Senior Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Accenture ($150K), Dell, Inc. ($129K), and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) ($128K). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary (?
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$79,455 - $133,656
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MEDIAN: $104,462
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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary (?
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$45.21 - $88.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
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$79,455 - $133,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,918  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $11,874  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$82,547 - $150,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,869
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$45.21 - $88.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $101.30  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,918  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $11,874  
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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$82,547 - $150,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 575
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for IT Senior Project Managers who advance to upper-end positions like Chief Information Officer. Median pay for Chief Information Officers is $143K per year. IT Senior Project Managers go on to become IT Program Managers more often than anything even though typical pay for the role is $111K. IT Senior Project Managers who move into an IT Senior Program Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $132K.

Senior Project Manager, IT Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT

IT Senior Project Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Strategic Project Management, and Agile are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Leadership, IT Management, and Agile. Most people who know Software Development Lifecycle also know Agile.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many IT Senior Project Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $103K. On average, IT Senior Project Managers make $114K following one to two decades on the job. IT Senior Project Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $120K on average.

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For those looking to make money, IT Senior Project Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 4 percent below the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

National Average
$112,000

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

Software Development Lifecycle
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Leadership
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Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
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$112,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
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Years of Experience

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5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 12%