Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

Though nationally IT Senior Project Managers make an average $106K per year, those in this field can find the most generous pay at Capgemini, where the average salary is around $163K. Accenture, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and Dell, Inc. also offer top salaries for IT Senior Project Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $150K, $136K, and $129K, respectively. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$80,446 - $134,709

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$46.08 - $89.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,446 - $134,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,852  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,886  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$83,719 - $150,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$46.08 - $89.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $100.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,852  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,886  
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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$83,719 - $150,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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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. IT Senior Project Managers most frequently advance into IT Program Manager and Information Technology Director roles even though the median salaries are $2K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


Survey results imply that IT Senior Project Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Strategic Project Management, and Software Development Lifecycle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Leadership, IT Management, and Agile. A tool kit that includes Software Development Lifecycle also typically contains 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. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $90K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $105K. IT Senior Project Managers bring in $116K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $122K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, IT Senior Project Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Washington (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas and Phoenix (3 percent lower).

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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 2%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
up arrow 2%

IT Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Project
0%

Risk Management / Risk Control
0%

National Average
$113,000

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 932 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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