Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Salaries for Directors of IT Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($105K) per year. Total cash earnings of Directors of IT Services range from $64K on the low end to $178K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $20K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Directors of IT Services (85 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,092 - $156,483
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$64K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $105,388
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$16.23 - $110.00
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,092 - $156,483  
   
Bonus
$959 - $30,628  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $19,678  
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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$63,998 - $177,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,801
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$959 - $30,628  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,932 - $19,678  
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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$63,998 - $177,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. 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 $33K and $31K 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 People Management, Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 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. Those who learned Project Management also tend to know Strategic Planning, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Budget Management. Most people experienced in Network Management / Administration also 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.


For many Directors of IT Services, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $79K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $93K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $115K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $129K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Directors of IT Services in Miami enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Directors of IT Services will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent), Washington (+24 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Denver (+20 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 389 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
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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