Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

Average pay for a Head of IT & Infrastructure in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $118K per year. Total cash earnings of Head of IT & Infrastructures range from $75K on the low end to $184K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $30K and $35K, respectively. Most Head of IT & Infrastructures report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$76,735 - $155,464
MEDIAN: $117,701

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National Salary Data (?
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$76,735 - $155,464  
$2,024 - $30,151  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $34,521  
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).
$74,830 - $184,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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.


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

Head of IT & Infrastructures report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Management, UNIX, Network Management / Administration, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Internet Information Server. Most people who know IT Security & Infrastructure also 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $80K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $105K. Head of IT & Infrastructures bring in $125K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $133K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries

IT Management
up arrow 7%

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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Project Management

National Average

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


3 %
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%