Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Directors of Information Technology Program Management in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $140K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Directors of Information Technology Program Management varies from around $93K to approximately $196K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $38K and $21K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Directors of Information Technology Program Management are male. Job satisfaction for Directors of Information Technology Program Management is high. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$89,843 - $177,565
$90K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $142,566
10%
50%
90%

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$81.43 - $101.74
$86
MEDIAN: $86.09
50%

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$0$199K
Salary $89,843 - $177,565
Bonus $4,902 - $35,526
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
Commission $11,250
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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$91,752 - $199,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 292
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $86.09
Overtime $81.50
Annual Data $0$199K
Bonus $4,902 - $35,526
Commission $11,250
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,608
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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$91,752 - $199,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Information technology (IT) directors of program management are in charge of effectively managing a variety of IT-related projects for their organization. They lead a team of systems professionals to reach all organizational goals, and one of their main responsibilities includes organizing and overseeing all projects in the IT department. They also ensure the efficient use of company resources, as well as the secure operation of information systems. They implement IT initiatives that improve the effectiveness of their company's products or services. These directors prepare departmental budgets, as well as evaluate new equipment as needed. IT directors of program management also complete administrative tasks and compile reports that detail program activity. They generally report their progress to the president or manager in their department.

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Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Work with the IT steering committee to establish the strategic direction of the Company's information systems as well as executing the strategy.
  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and technology solutions for business needs.
  • Identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision making.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.

Common Career Paths for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)


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Many Directors of Information Technology Program Management move into a Chief Information Officer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Chief Information Officers on average bring in a similar salary to Directors of Information Technology Program Management.

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Popular Skills for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)


Survey results imply that Directors of Information Technology Program Management deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Microsoft Office, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Program Management also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Pay by Experience for a Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 230 salaries. A Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $155,456

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Information Technology Program Management, Hartford provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Information Technology Program Management will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 16 percent below the national average. Employers in New York and Raleigh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
38%

Experience Affects Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$155,000

▼16%

▼35%

Skills That Affect Director of Program Management, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Budget Management
▲9%




National Average
$155,000





Process Improvement
▼4%

Portfolio Management
▼5%

SQL
▼6%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼20%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 6%