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Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Directors of IT Services in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $105K annually. Total cash compensation for Directors of IT Services runs from $63K to $177K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $31K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of IT Services. The vast majority of Directors of IT Services (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$63,515 - $156,094
(Median)
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $105,056
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90%

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$15.42 - $109.26
(Median)
$15
$27
$110
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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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
$63,515 - $156,094  
   
Bonus
$968 - $30,631  
Profit Sharing
$1,942 - $19,547  
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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$63,050 - $177,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,815
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
$968 - $30,631  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,942 - $19,547  
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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$63,050 - $177,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Information Technology Services


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As Directors of IT Services transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Technology Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Technology Officers earn $146K on average per year. A common career progression for a Director of Information Technology Services is to become a Chief Information Officer or a VP of Information Technology. Compared to Directors of IT Services, the first group earns $33K more on average, and the second group earns $31K more.

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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, 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 skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in IT Security & Infrastructure. Skill sets containing Project Management also tend to include 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.


For many Directors of IT Services, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $79K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $92K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $115K on average. 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 $129K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Directors of IT Services in Miami receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of IT Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Washington (+24 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and New York (+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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 410 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
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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