Information Technology Project Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit68.34%
  2. State and local government12.74%
  3. Private, not for profit9.17%
  4. Federal government7.01%
  5. Self-employed2.58%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,480

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$116,920
$62,350
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 83%
  • Post baccalaureate 9%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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