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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

The national average salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $106K per year; by contrast, Capgemini pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$80,346 - $134,948
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,877
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50%
90%

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$45.85 - $89.05
(Median)
$46
$64
$89
MEDIAN: $64.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,346 - $134,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,923  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,558  
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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$83,494 - $151,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,067
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.85 - $89.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $101.05  
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 - $19,923  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,558  
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).
)
$83,494 - $151,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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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 who transition into a Chief Information Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $144K per year. Given that the median pay is $111K, it may be surprising to find that an IT Program Manager is the most common role for IT Senior Project Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an IT Senior Program Manager role — which pays $132K — is also typical for IT Senior Project Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


IT Senior Project Managers report using 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. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Leadership, IT Management, and Agile. People who know Software Development Lifecycle usually 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.


IT Senior Project Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $90K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $105K. IT Senior Project Managers bring in $115K after working for 10 to 20 years. IT Senior Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $121K.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Senior Project Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). In Austin, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Phoenix (4 percent less).

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



Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Software Development Lifecycle
up arrow 3%

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 Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 995 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
56%
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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