Average pay for Directors of IT Services in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($109K). In the world of Directors of IT Services, total cash compensation can vary between $66K and $179K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $33K and $25K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Directors of IT Services are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$66,563 - $158,316
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$67K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $108,810
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$14.74 - $69.00
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$69
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,563 - $158,316  
   
Bonus
$1,467 - $33,358  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $25,378  
Commission
$13,000  
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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$65,813 - $179,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 886
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $69.00  
   
Overtime
$40.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,467 - $33,358  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $25,378  
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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$65,813 - $179,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.

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Directors of IT Services may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Technology Officer. The latter position pays an average of $148K annually. Directors of IT Services moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Chief Information Officers or VPs of Information Technology. The median paychecks in those roles are $33K higher and $31K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Budget Management and 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $80K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $98K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $117K. Directors of IT Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $125K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $112,483

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

For Directors of IT Services, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+49 percent), Miami (+28 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Baltimore (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Director of Information Technology Services Salaries





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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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