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Working As A Project Director

  • $96,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Project Director Do

A Project Director oversees, monitors, and manages an IT project. They lead a team of developers, web developers, graphic designers, network engineers, and other staff.

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Average Length of Employment
Project Executive 3.8 years
Project Manager 3.5 years
Project Director 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Project Director
Director 6.8%
Consultant 6.6%
Manager 5.1%
Internship 4.9%
Teacher 3.0%
Instructor 2.6%
Top Careers After Project Director
Consultant 9.9%
Director 9.8%
President 4.1%
Principal 3.6%
Manager 3.4%
Owner 2.7%
Internship 2.6%
Instructor 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$96,000
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$62,000
Min 10%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$96,000
Median 50%
$150,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Phillips 66
Highest Paying City
Las Vegas, NV
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Project Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Project Director in the United States is $97,060 per year or $47 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $151,000.

Real Project Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Global Projects Director Dentons Us LLP Washington, DC Aug 23, 2016 $385,000
Deputy Project Director The Global Edge Consultants, LLC Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $384,000
Project Director Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 15, 2015 $275,018
Project Director Rosemont Copper Joint Venture Tucson, AZ Mar 30, 2015 $250,000
Director, Global Freedom of Expression Project Columbia University New York, NY Jan 11, 2016 $220,667
Project Director Alcoa, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2015 $210,000
Project Director Buenavista Renewables LLC Houston, TX Sep 02, 2015 $205,000
Large Capital Project Director Flint Hills Resources, LC Rosemount, MN Aug 08, 2016 $205,000
Project Director Vinci Concessions USA Inc. Laurel, MD Feb 11, 2015 $202,155
Master Trainer and Project Director Dale Carnegie and Associates, Inc. New York, NY Jan 21, 2016 $200,000
Project Director-West Domestic Crude Flint Hills Resources, L.P. Houston, TX Jul 12, 2015 $200,000
Project Director Resolution Copper Company Resolution Copper Company Superior, AZ Nov 09, 2016 $192,300 -
$316,600
Project Director The Hertz Corporation Estero, FL Jan 12, 2016 $190,000
Project Director Huge, LLC New York, NY Sep 03, 2016 $149,000
Engineering Project Director Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Vista, CA Oct 23, 2015 $145,434
Project Director Open Society Institute New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $142,000
Director of Strategic Projects and Analysis Tradeshift, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 09, 2016 $141,128 -
$150,000
Project Director Sifpo2, Sexual Reproductive Health and TB Population Services International Washington, DC Aug 18, 2016 $140,109
Business Project Director Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company Bloomfield, CT Aug 02, 2015 $137,877
Project Director, Sifpo 2 Population Services International Washington, DC Aug 15, 2015 $135,000
Project Director Kelly Wearstler LLLP Los Angeles, CA Jul 20, 2015 $135,000
Project Director Addforce, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2015 $108,378
Project Director Learningmate Solutions, Inc. New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $108,000
Project Director Learningmate Solutions, Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $108,000
Financial Project Director Bizzi & Partners Development LLC New York, NY Sep 27, 2015 $103,500
Director-Projects 3I Infotech, Inc. Edison, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $103,000
Project Director The Advisory Board Company Austin, TX Apr 08, 2016 $102,482
Project Director The Advisory Board Company Austin, TX Jun 06, 2016 $102,482
Project Director Open Society Foundations New York, NY Mar 15, 2016 $102,274 -
$128,000

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Top Skills for A Project Director

  1. Project Management
  2. Financial Management
  3. Ensure Compliance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Ensured the portfolio and project management system is adopted effectively and is accessible and useful to all stakeholders and customers.
  • Developed cost estimates, applied applicable surcharges in accordance with Security Assistance financial management regulations.
  • Provided oversight to programs to ensure compliance with organizational standards, as well as regulatory criteria of core for developmentally disabled.
  • Provide oversight and management of Baton Rouge PCCM operations for administrating and executing the CommunityCare/KIDMED contract for state of Louisiana.
  • Developed and implemented strategic plans for project services, long-range planning and continuous improvement including the bid process and engineering documentation.

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Top 10 Best States for Project Directors

  1. Texas
  2. Virginia
  3. Colorado
  4. Delaware
  5. Connecticut
  6. Washington
  7. New Jersey
  8. New York
  9. North Carolina
  10. Minnesota
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Project Director Demographics

Gender

Male

50.4%

Female

39.5%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

8.9%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.3%

French

14.8%

German

5.5%

Mandarin

5.1%

Italian

4.3%

Portuguese

4.3%

Chinese

3.9%

Russian

3.7%

Arabic

3.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Japanese

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Korean

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Greek

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Carrier

0.7%

Dutch

0.5%

Hebrew

0.5%
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Project Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.8%

New York University

8.8%

George Washington University

6.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

6.0%

University of Pittsburgh -

5.6%

University of Southern California

5.5%

Columbia University

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Harvard University

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.9%

Boston University

3.9%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.7%

American University

3.7%

University of California - Berkeley

3.6%

Texas A&M University

3.6%

Florida State University

3.5%

Fordham University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Webster University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

27.5%

Marketing

6.4%

Management

6.3%

Psychology

5.6%

Education

4.9%

Social Work

4.9%

Finance

4.5%

Project Management

3.7%

Public Health

3.6%

Communication

3.6%

Political Science

3.5%

Civil Engineering

3.3%

Accounting

3.2%

Educational Leadership

3.1%

Law

2.9%

Computer Science

2.8%

Public Administration

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.6%

Architecture

2.6%

English

2.5%
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Degrees

Masters

38.2%

Bachelors

33.0%

Other

13.8%

Doctorate

8.1%

Certificate

3.5%

Associate

2.6%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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