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Director of Information Technology Services Salary

On average, Directors of IT Services in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($111K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total incomes of Directors of IT Services incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $31K from bonuses and close to $17K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $62K and $176K. Location and tenure 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. Most Directors of IT Services report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of IT Services far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,213 - $154,789  
   
Bonus
$979 - $30,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $17,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$61,827 - $175,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,811
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Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $108.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $64.50  
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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
$979 - $30,696  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $17,000  
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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$61,827 - $175,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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While Directors of IT Services do not often become Chief Technology Officers, the job pays $145K per year on average. It is quite typical for Directors of IT Services to transition into roles as Chief Information Officers or VPs of Information Technology, where reported median earnings are $32K and $30K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Project Management, and IT Security & Infrastructure 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. HTML and Microsoft Exchange also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Security & Infrastructure. A tool kit that includes Project Management also typically contains 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of IT Services. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $76K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $90K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $116K. Directors of IT Services who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $129K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of IT Services, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Miami (+24 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Minneapolis Directors of IT Services earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average.

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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries



National Average
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Skills That Affect Director of Information Technology Services Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 454 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
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%