Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Average pay for a Director of Information Technology Services in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $106K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $31K and $21K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of IT Services can bottom out near $65K or peak near $179K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Directors of IT Services are male. Work is enjoyable for Directors of IT Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$64,491 - $157,586
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $106,359
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$16.37 - $146.81
(Median)
$16
$36
$150
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,491 - $157,586  
   
Bonus
$967 - $30,768  
Profit Sharing
$1,922 - $20,759  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$64,559 - $179,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$967 - $30,768  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,922 - $20,759  
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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$64,559 - $179,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Chief Technology Officer, where median compensation is $147K annually. Chief Information Officers or VPs of Information Technology are common next-step roles for Directors of IT Services moving up in their careers; annual pay for Chief Information Officers is $34K higher on average, and it's $32K higher for VPs of Information Technology.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Directors of IT Services report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Budget Management, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 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. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Network Management / Administration, 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $81K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $94K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $115K. Directors of IT Services who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,271

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Miami offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of IT Services, 26 percent above the national average. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Washington (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+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 343 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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