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Director of Information Technology Services Salary

On average, Directors of IT Services in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($105K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings for Directors of IT Services — which occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $62K to approximately $177K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Directors of IT Services are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$62,813 - $155,941
(Median)
$63K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $105,138
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$15.42 - $109.26
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$15
$27
$110
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$62,813 - $155,941  
   
Bonus
$969 - $30,722  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $19,518  
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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$62,443 - $177,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $109.26  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.84  
National Annualized 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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$969 - $30,722  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,952 - $19,518  
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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$62,443 - $177,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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.

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Directors of IT Services' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Technology Officer. The average Chief Technology Officer brings home $145K per year. Directors of IT Services typically move into roles as Chief Information Officers or VPs of Information Technology, and those positions pay $32K more and $31K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey results imply that Directors of IT Services deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Project Management, and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. 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. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Strategic Planning, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Budget Management. Those educated in Network Management / Administration tend to be well versed in IT Security & Infrastructure.

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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $79K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $92K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $116K. 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


For Directors of IT Services, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+28 percent), Houston (+24 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Denver (+23 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



Project Management
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VMware ESX
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$111,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 422 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%