How much does a Project Management Director make in the United States? The average Project Management Director salary in the United States is $164,439 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $145,939 and $182,863. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $145,939 10% $129,095 90% $199,638 75% $182,863 $164,439 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Project Management Director jobs in Virginia

IT Project Manager - Washington, DC

iSystems Group, inc. - Alexandria, VA

IT Project Manager (SYSANALYSIS)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - Arlington, VA

IT Project Manager / Logistics Specialist

General Dynamics Information Technology - Chantilly, VA

Job Description for Project Management Director

Project Management Director develops and directs the strategic planning of multiple projects. Oversees coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete projects. Being a Project Management Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Additionally, Project Management Director typically requires a project management certification. The Project Management Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Project Management Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Project Management Director.

Job Openings for Project Management Director

Career Path for Project Management Director

Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Project Management Director, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Project Management Director in the United States. The base salary for Project Management Director ranges from $145,939 to $182,863 with the average base salary of $164,439. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $159,174 to $203,328 with the average total cash compensation of $180,512.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Project Management Director: Project Management, Project Scheduling, Project Planning, Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) ...More

Salary estimation for Project Management Director at companies like : CPI AEROSTRUCTURES INC, DORIAN LPG LTD, Howmet Aerospace Inc.

Jobs with a similar salary range to Project Management Director : Principal Management Consultant, Director of Program Management