Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of IT Services in the United States, with median pay hovering around $105K per year. Total cash compensation for Directors of IT Services runs from $64K to $178K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $31K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Directors of IT Services who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of IT Services. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,072 - $156,646
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$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $105,346
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$16.23 - $110.00
(Median)
$16
$30
$110
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,072 - $156,646  
   
Bonus
$965 - $30,676  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $19,627  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,974 - $178,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$965 - $30,676  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $19,627  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,974 - $178,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Director of Information Technology Services

The director of information technology services is responsible for planning, organizing, and ensuring the execution of all of the information technology functions to meet the needs and goals of the business. They work as part of an administrative team, as well as supervise the information technology staff that carries out their departmental tasks.

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Director of Information Technology Services Tasks

  • Identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision making.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the development.
  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Work with the IT steering committee to establish the strategic direction of the Company's information systems as well as executing the strategy.

Common Career Paths for Director of Information Technology Services


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Directors of IT Services may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Technology Officer. The latter position pays an average of $146K annually. The most common next step for a Director of Information Technology Services is to become a Chief Information Officer or a VP of Information Technology. The former position pays an additional $33K per year on average, and the latter position pays $31K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Exchange and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Network Management / Administration tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure. Those familiar with Project Management tend to be well versed in Strategic Planning, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Information Technology Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Directors of IT Services generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $79K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $93K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $115K. Directors of IT Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $130K.

Pay Difference by Location


Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of IT Services, 30 percent higher than the national average. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), Washington (+23 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Denver (+21 percent).

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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries



National Average
$111,000



Skills That Affect Director of Information Technology Services Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 377 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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