Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Salary

Just below three-fifths of Project Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $46K to $169K per year, and the average comes out to $85K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. There are more female Project Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Project Directors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,345 - $154,537
$46K
$89K
$150K
MEDIAN: $88,543
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50%
90%

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$13.18 - $93.81
$13
$25
$94
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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$0$174K
Salary $46,345 - $154,537
Bonus $1,007 - $36,248
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,203
Commission $21,300
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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$43,610 - $174,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375
Hourly Data $0$93
Hourly Rate $13.18 - $93.81
Overtime $32.34
Annual Data $0$174K
Bonus $1,007 - $36,248
Commission $21,300
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,203
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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$43,610 - $174,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

Job Description for Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)

In general, project directors (unspecified type/general) are responsible for the overall success of a project. They guide the activities of various project members, coordinating the different parts of the project toward a unified goal. Project directors must accomplish this task within the constraints of budget, time, and personnel limitations.

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Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks

  • Manage large projects or specific areas of large projects.
  • Manage project resources and project teams.
  • Ensure successful design, implementation, tracking and revision of project plans for assigned projects.

Common Career Paths for Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)


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Though it's uncommon, some Project Directors move into roles as VPs of Operations, where pay is an average $124K per year. As Project Directors progress in their field, many go on to become Non-Profit Executive Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $60K. Another common career choice for Project Directors is to move into a Project Management Director role — this promotion usually pays $123K.

Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)


Project Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Project, Strategic Project Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 26 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)

Pay by Experience for a Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 93 salaries. A Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,901

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Project Directors, 122 percent higher than the national average. Project Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+45 percent), Boston (+41 percent), San Francisco (+39 percent), and Washington (+4 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Project Directors in Orlando earning a whopping 42 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Chicago and 13 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)?

Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) in Arlington:
"Headline."
Pros: People, flexibility, creativity, and trust.
Cons: Unpredictable needs/wants of the client. Pressure to ensure the client is fully satisfied and maintain profit.

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Key Stats for Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General)

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries

▲58%

▲12%

National Average
$90,000

▼12%

▼37%

Skills That Affect Project Director, (Unspecified Type / General) Salaries


Strategic Project Management
▲21%


National Average
$90,000


Project Management
▼2%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%