Senior Project Manager, IT Salary

The national average salary for IT Senior Project Managers is $112K per year; by contrast, Accenture pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $174K. EMC Corporation, Nike, Inc., and Capital One Financial Corp are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with IT Senior Project Managers earning around $136K, $136K, or $125K at each firm, respectively. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$82,825 - $143,931
$83K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,219
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50%
90%

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$48.39 - $97.53
$48
$65
$98
MEDIAN: $65.13
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$0$160K
Salary $82,825 - $143,931
Bonus $1,013 - $20,600
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,153
Commission $2,750
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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$86,609 - $160,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,447
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $48.39 - $97.53
Overtime $41.75 - $100.67
Annual Data $0$160K
Bonus $1,013 - $20,600
Commission $2,750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,153
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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$86,609 - $160,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 525

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

  • 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.
  • Measure project performance.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Project Manager, IT


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IT Senior Project Managers who transition into new roles such as IT Senior Program Manager may see a slight upturn in salary. The average IT Senior Program Manager earns $135K per year. IT Senior Project Managers most often advance into IT Program Manager and Information Technology Director positions even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

Senior Project Manager, IT Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, IT

Popular Skills for Senior Project Manager, IT


Survey results imply that IT Senior Project Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Program Management, Agile Software Development, and Software Development Lifecycle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Leadership, IT Management, and Agile.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Manager, IT

Pay by Experience for a Senior Project Manager, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Project Manager, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 326 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Project Manager, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 1,202 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Manager, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 2,643 salaries. A Senior Project Manager, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 1,019 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,327

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

Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, IT Senior Project Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Senior Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 5 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Dallas (3 percent less).

Senior Project Manager, IT Reviews

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

Senior Project Manager, IT in New York:
Pros:
Cons: No salary raise in 4 years; salary not competitive for NYC.

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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Key Stats for Senior Project Manager, IT

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 528 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$119,000

▼9%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries








National Average
$119,000

Project Management
▼1%

▼1%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▼1%

▼2%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 528 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%