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Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Compensation for Directors of IT Services in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($105K). In the world of Directors of IT Services, overall income ranges from $64K near the bottom to $177K at the top; this can include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Directors of IT Services enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority (85 percent) of Directors of IT Services who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,933 - $156,070
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $105,190
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$15.78 - $110.00
(Median)
$16
$28
$110
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$63,933 - $156,070  
   
Bonus
$968 - $30,668  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $19,601  
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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$63,630 - $177,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,806
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.08  
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
$968 - $30,668  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $19,601  
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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$63,630 - $177,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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' 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 $146K per year. 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


Directors of IT Services seem to exploit a large range 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 in pay of 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. Most people experienced in Project Management also know 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.


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 $79K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $93K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $115K on average. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $130K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of IT Services, Miami provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Directors of IT Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+29 percent), Washington (+24 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Denver (+22 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 404 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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