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. 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$80,440 - $134,706
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $106,092
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$45.88 - $89.37
(Median)
$46
$64
$89
MEDIAN: $64.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,440 - $134,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,885  
Profit Sharing
$994 - $12,844  
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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$83,626 - $151,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,085
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.88 - $89.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $100.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,885  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$994 - $12,844  
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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$83,626 - $151,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Chief Information Officer, where median compensation is $144K annually. The most common career progression for IT Senior Project Managers leads to becoming an IT Program Manager, where pay is typically $111K. However, many IT Senior Project Managers also opt to become IT Senior Program Managers, a position that pays $132K on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


IT Senior Project Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Most people skilled in Software Development Lifecycle are similarly competent in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for IT Senior Project Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $90K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $105K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $116K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $122K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Senior Project Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Phoenix and Dallas earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 3 percent.

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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%

Leadership
up arrow 3%

Agile
up arrow 3%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

IT Management
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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 941 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: 72% employee benefits None: 12%
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