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IT Project Manager

Find out how to become an IT project manager and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an IT Project Manager is $103,000 - 147,800 annually


IT project managers provide leadership to plan and coordinate information technology based projects. Employment for IT project managers to 2019 is expected to grow moderately. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

IT project managers oversee different aspects of technological projects from design to evaluation. They are responsible for coordinating personnel and activities.

  • Ensure that IT projects remain on target throughout their lifecycle
  • Set and maintain project budgets
  • Evaluate the progress and skills of other personnel
  • Utilise problem solving skills to keep projects on-track
  • Determine the necessity for and implement consequent projects
  • Report to other managers throughout a project

Quick facts

Working as an IT project manager allows you to combine your decision making and problem solving skills with effective communication and people skills.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    24.8% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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