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Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

IT Senior Project Managers in search of top-notch pay will find it at Capgemini, where the median salary of $163K trumps the $106K per year-national average for those in this profession. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries at Accenture (+$149K), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) (+$135K), and Dell, Inc. (+$128K). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$80,126 - $134,676
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $105,671
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50%
90%

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$45.39 - $87.93
(Median)
$45
$64
$88
MEDIAN: $64.00
10%
50%
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
$80,126 - $134,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,902  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,711  
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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$83,326 - $151,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,995
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.39 - $87.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $102.16  
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,902  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,711  
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).
)
$83,326 - $151,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 598

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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 go on to become Chief Information Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Information Officers is $144K annually. An IT Program Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for IT Senior Project Managers. Paychecks for that role are $111K on average. The IT Senior Program Manager position is another common transition for IT Senior Project Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $132K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 5 percent and 6 percent. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Leadership, IT Management, and Agile. Those familiar with Software Development Lifecycle tend to be well versed in 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 relatively untested earn a median of $90K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. On average, IT Senior Project Managers make $115K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $121K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Senior Project Managers, 18 percent higher than the national average. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (4 percent lower) and Phoenix (3 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%

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 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1051 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
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%