Project Leader, IT Salary

IT Project Leaders in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $84K annually, but may range from $52K to $122K per year. In the world of IT Project Leaders, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $52K and $122K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Project Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,059 - $116,511
$59K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,584
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50%
90%

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$15.52 - $69.89
$16
$30
$70
MEDIAN: $30.09
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50%
90%

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$0$121K
Salary $59,059 - $116,511
Bonus $300.00 - $11,665
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,060
Total Pay (?
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$51,572 - $121,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 354
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $15.52 - $69.89
Overtime $13.00 - $78.61
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $300.00 - $11,665
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,060
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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$51,572 - $121,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Project Leader, IT

IT project leaders are in charge of facilitating and coordinating group projects relating to information technology that advance an organization's goals and values in an effective manner. Most of the time IT project leaders set performance standards among project/team members to ensure strong group cohesion and productivity. As such, project leaders must have impeccable written and oral communication skills to be able to interpret and execute different ideas and solve problems. Their expertise in technical matters is also crucial to making sure their projects are successful.

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Project Leader, IT Tasks

  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the development.
  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and techonology solutions for business needs.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.

Common Career Paths for Project Leader, IT


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There are some IT Project Leaders — though it's uncommon — that transition into Software Development Managers, where earnings are an average $115K annually. More commonly, IT Project Leaders become Information Technology Project Managers or IT Senior Project Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Leader, IT


Bringing up the rear, Cerner Corporation's median pay of $73K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $119K.

Popular Skills for Project Leader, IT


IT Project Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Java/J2EE, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 17 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Internet Information Server, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in SQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Leader, IT

Pay by Experience for a Project Leader, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Leader, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Leader, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Project Leader, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 147 salaries. A Project Leader, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,544

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

IT Project Leaders will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. IT Project Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+12 percent), Charlotte (+10 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). IT Project Leaders' salaries are heavily influenced by location — IT Project Leaders in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Phoenix (16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Project Leader, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Leader, IT?

Project Leader, IT in Burlington:
"Software LEader."
Pros: People and projects.
Cons: Doesn't pay much.

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Key Stats for Project Leader, IT

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Project Leader, IT Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$85,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Project Leader, IT Salaries

▲22%

▲18%

▲16%

Linux
▲16%

SQL
▲10%

▲4%


Project Management
▲1%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

HTML
▼2%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼7%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼7%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%
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