$112,169
Avg. Salary
$65.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,884

Bonus

$4,911

Profit Sharing

$4,313

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Project Manager, IT is $65.53 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Project Manager, IT is $112,169 per year.

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MEDIAN $112,169
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$0$160K
Salary $83,080 - $143,585
Bonus $1,918 - $20,646
Profit Sharing $500 - $14,568
Commission $153 - $20,134
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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$86,843 - $160,234
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,195
Hourly Data $0$104
Hourly Rate $49.12 - $97.18
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $44.23 - $105
Annual Data $0$160K
Bonus $1,918 - $20,646
Commission $153 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $500 - $14,568
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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$86,843 - $160,234
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 899

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Project Manager, IT

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 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: $119,565

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 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.

Senior Project Manager, IT in Tampa:
"Prepare to juggle many projects at once."
I regularly manage more than 20 projects simultaneously. You will need to regularly manage that many to move ahead.

Senior Project Manager, IT in Frisco:
"CVS Health - Recruiter Lies."
"Accelerated company growth and executive career path opportunities" were lies. New hires can pretty much expect to stay in the same position initially hired into - indefinitely.

Senior Project Manager, IT in Tampa:
"Go To Work Before You Go To School."
Going from high school to college merely extends your educational experience. It does not necessarily pass along employable skills, a work ethic or the experiences necessary to earn a living. Take every job offered that is legal, ethical, moral and pays a fair wage for your work (don't accept slave wages for experience and question internships). Don't worry about quitting a job that you feel unsafe or unhappy performing (don't confuse unhappiness with poor performance driven unhappiness). If you enjoy your work and work in an industry you enjoy, pay and benefits become secondary. Working for pay and benefits will routinely result in work you don't enjoy.

Senior Project Manager, IT in Great Falls:
"Only Study What You Love!"
It is your team's job to do the work, and yours to make sure they have what they need to do it. If you are technical, bite your tongue, unless it has to do with risks assessment, then loosen-up and let your knowledge/experience keep the assessment process moving.

Senior Project Manager, IT in Moline:
"Technology is ever changing."
Keep up on current technology.

Senior Project Manager, IT in San Diego:
"Need To Know The Extent Of Your Authority During The Project."
The PM needs to have the authority to affect change on the project schedule, scope or budget. This authority typically comes from the Steering or Board level. Be certain that you have access and direct status updating to the executive level or the Program Manager/Director could possibly not take your recommendations and when things go wrong, they will blame you. This just happened to me and it was a bitter lesson to learn. To excel at a PM role you must know the subject matter of the project clearly and fully. You must know the methodology inside and out and have demonstrated successfully. You must make sure that methodology is followed by EVERYONE including executives. If you need a sign off to close a phase do not move forward until this is done.

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Key Stats for Senior Project Manager, IT

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1026 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$120,000

▼9%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Manager, IT Salaries








National Average
$120,000

Project Management
▼1%

▼1%

▼2%


Risk Management / Risk Control
▼2%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1026 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 14%