Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

Salaries for Head of IT & Infrastructures in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$65,852 - $151,531
(Median)
$66K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $116,139
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$65,852 - $151,531  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $30,231  
Profit Sharing
$6,500 - $30,000  
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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$65,899 - $177,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Head of IT & Infrastructure

Heads of information technology (IT) and infrastructure are responsible for managing all IT requests within their organization, as well as planning and deploying infrastructure features for their organization. They are in charge of evaluating hardware and software platforms, analyzing their performance, and recommending changes based on their experience and project requirements. Heads of IT and infrastructure provide leadership by motivating a group of computer specialists in the creation and implementation of support management systems. They also evaluate project status and report their progress to upper management within their company.

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Head of IT & Infrastructure Tasks

  • Manage business continuity and disaster recovery planning as well as system security and data confidentiality.
  • Coordinate and manage IT professionals in departments such as systems engineering, communications, and data management.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee company IT networks, including telecommunications, database management, networks, and IT support.
  • Act as a liaison with vendors supplying IT related products, and negotiate contracts for equipment and services.

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Popular Skills for Head of IT & Infrastructure


Survey results suggest that Head of IT & Infrastructures use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in IT Management, Project Management, Network Management / Administration, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Internet Information Server and UNIX. Those familiar with IT Security & Infrastructure also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Head of IT & Infrastructure

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Head of IT & Infrastructures, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $71K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $102K. Head of IT & Infrastructures bring in $122K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $130K.

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Experience Affects Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries



National Average
$119,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries

IT Management
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

UNIX
up arrow 8%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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