Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

A sizeable majority of Head of IT & Infrastructures in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $116K per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Head of IT & Infrastructures like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,184 - $151,778

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$65,184 - $151,778  
$1,532 - $30,062  
Profit Sharing
$6,500 - $30,000  
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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).
$65,626 - $179,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 wide range 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Internet Information Server and UNIX. The majority of those 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.

Head of IT & Infrastructures generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The relatively untested earn a median of $71K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $102K. Head of IT & Infrastructures bring in $123K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $129K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
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Network Management / Administration
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Project Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average

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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


2 %
98 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%