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 $105K per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of IT Services bottoms out near $64K and approaches $177K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $31K from bonuses and almost $19K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Directors of IT Services far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of IT Services. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,102 - $155,842

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$16.23 - $110.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,102 - $155,842  
   
Bonus
$961 - $30,536  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $19,355  
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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$63,983 - $176,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,772
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$961 - $30,536  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $19,355  
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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$63,983 - $176,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 who go on to become Chief Technology Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Technology Officers is $146K annually. Career advancement for the typical Director of Information Technology Services often leads to becoming a Chief Information Officer or a VP of Information Technology; median salaries in these positions are $34K higher and $31K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Directors of IT Services report using a deep pool of skills 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. A tool kit that includes Project Management also typically contains Strategic Planning, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Budget Management. Those familiar with Network Management / Administration also tend to know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $79K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $93K on average. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $114K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $129K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of IT Services, busy Miami offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Directors of IT Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), Denver (+23 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Washington (+23 percent).

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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries



National Average
$110,000



Skills That Affect Director of Information Technology Services Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 366 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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