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Project Director
$83K-$101K / yr. (est.)
$83K
$92,524 / year
$102K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Project Director

What does a Project Director do?

As project directors, we are responsible for the overall management of projects. Our role is different from that of project managers’ in that it is less operational and more strategic. It requires a good understanding of the broader context of the project, beyond the operational level. We coordinate and lead stakeholders and partners, oversee the implementation, the financial and administrative side, as well as the evaluation of the project. This is a senior position usually given to experienced project leaders.

Core tasks:

  • providing strategic leadership for successful implementation of project activities
  • developing implementation plan
  • providing technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership
  • overseeing project implementation, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of plas, and performance
  • overseeing selection and training of staff
  • assigning responsibilities to staff
  • conducting reviews
  • acting as primary project liaison for stakeholders
  • coordinating relationships with partners, donors, etc.
  • ensuring compliance
  • promoting project through advocacy, presentations, etc.

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Project Director?
On average, people work 7+ years in other positions prior to becoming a Project Director.
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AccountantHouston, TX - 8 months ago
πŸ™„ Seven years? I am quite good with numbers, thank you very much. Maybe it's just slow learners who take that long!
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Graphic DesignerAtlanta, GA - 8 months ago
As a Graphic Designer, I've always dreamt of becoming a Project Director. If it takes 7+ years, so be it! Gotta chase that dream πŸ’ͺ
How Long Do Project Director Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Project Directors works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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NurseHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Working as a nurse, this infographic rings true. The nature of healthcare implies working with different organizations, shifts, and departments throughout a career. πŸ₯
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Marketing SpecialistMiami, FL - 8 months ago
πŸ“£ Well, for us marketing specialists, it's no secret that in pursuit of diverse experience we always have our eyes on new opportunities.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Project Director Employees?
Moderate job changes in Project Director, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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NurseHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Honestly, this seems unrealistic for us Nurses. With the demand in our field, stability is key for patient care. πŸ˜”
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Financial AnalystSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
This shows the importance of balancing growth opportunities and stability in our roles as Financial Analysts. πŸ“ˆ

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Project Director's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Project Director typically studied at.
New York University
Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Project Director Employees?
Gender ratio in Project Director position: 0.606724501298829 Male and 0.393275498701171 Female. Age ratio in Project Director position: 16-20: 4%, 21-30: 37%, 31-40: 31%, 41-50: 18%, 51-60: 8%, 60+: 2%. Project Director position is predominantly male (60.7%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Project DirectorLas Vegas, NV - 8 months ago
I can't believe that the majority of Project Directors are male! This industry needs to work towards better gender equality, pronto! πŸ‘Š
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Project DirectorSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Ah, the 'good ol' boys' club' strikes again in the Project Director position. When will we see some real change and inclusivity? πŸ™„

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Project Director?
Top employers of Project Director position: Anthem, Atkins, Fluor. People who work in Project Director position most typically go on to work for the Anthem.
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Project DirectorHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Who cares about the top employers? I would never want to be a Project Director, it's a thankless job with endless responsibilities.
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Project DirectorSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Screw Anthem, Atkins, and Fluor! Project Directors are best off creating their own freedom and starting their own company.
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What Industries Does Project Director Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Project Director: Professional / Scientific / Technical, Education, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic, Construction, Administrative & Support. Project Director employees most likely come from a Professional / Scientific / Technical industry background.
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Project DirectorHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Being a Project Director in the religious sector must be fulfilling, but do you ever face any conflicts between your beliefs and project goals?
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Project DirectorPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
How do you deal with high-pressure situations and tight deadlines as a Project Director in the administrative field? πŸ’»

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Discussion about Project Director

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Is Project Director a female or male dominated profession?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
How old are people who work as a Project Director?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
People working as a Project Director are 35 old on average.
Do I need a lot of experience to be a Project Director?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
On average, people have 7 years of experience when they start working as a Project Director
Which industries should a Project Director consider working in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most typically work in the Professional / Scientific / Technical industry.
Speaking of higher education, do I need a degree as a Project Director?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Bachelor of Science degree is the typical for a Project Director
Which company is likely to have openings for Project Director positions?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
If you are a Project Director you should definitely apply for Anthem, Atkins, Fluor, Syneos Health (Previously INC Research/inVentiv Health) and Travelers
How many years of experience as a Project Director is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it frequent for people to switch companies and still work as a Project Director?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The job hopper score is medium for a Project Director.
What do people usually work as before switching to Project Director?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Project Director are Project Manager, Program Manager or Vice President
What can be the next step in your career path from Project Director?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Working as Project Director consider Project Manager, Vice President or Executive Director as a next step in your career.
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