Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Directors of IT Services enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($106K) annually in the United States. In the world of Directors of IT Services, overall income ranges from $64K near the bottom to $180K at the top; this can include more than $33K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Directors of IT Services like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Directors of IT Services far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$64,352 - $158,945
$64K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $106,325
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$14.68 - $88.85
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$89
MEDIAN: $31.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,352 - $158,945  
   
Bonus
$1,499 - $33,340  
Profit Sharing
$404.52 - $25,000  
Commission
$11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$63,729 - $179,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 798
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $88.85  
   
Overtime
$40.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,499 - $33,340  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$404.52 - $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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$63,729 - $179,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • 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.
  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and technology solutions for business needs.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Information Technology Services


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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. 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 $35K more on average, and the second group earns $33K more.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey results imply that Directors of IT Services deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Budget Management, Strategic Planning, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 20 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Budget Management and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Information Technology Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Information Technology Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Information Technology Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Information Technology Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Director of Information Technology Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 532 salaries. A Director of Information Technology Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 270 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,003

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

With a pay rate for Directors of IT Services that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of IT Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+33 percent), Irvine (+26 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and New York (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Raleigh (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Director of Information Technology Services

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$111,000

▼12%

▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%