Information technology (IT) project managers plan and oversee technology-related projects such as the installation of computer software or the upgrade of entire IT systems. They are also known as computer and information systems managers and IT managers. Approximately 414,400 computer and information systems managers are employed in the United States.
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Information technology project managers earned average salaries of $87,895 in 2020, according to PayScale.com. Earnings ranged from $55,000 to $126,000 or more. They received average annual bonuses of $5,933.
Applications development project managers earned salaries that ranged from $94,500 to $159,000 in 2020, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2020 Salary Guide for Tech...
Project managers usually work regular business hours, but they often work at night and on weekends to meet deadlines. Approximately 40 percent of computer and information systems managers work more than 40 hours per week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Project managers may be required to travel to a client’s office to do their work; for certain projects, they may be on site for seve...
Employment for computer and information systems managers is expected to grow by 11 percent from 2018 to 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or much faster than the average for all careers. The DOL reports that "employment growth will result from the need to bolster cybersecurity in computer and information systems used by businesses. Industries such as retail trade will need ...