Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

Wages for Head of IT & Infrastructures in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Head of IT & Infrastructures spread between $60K and $179K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,938 - $158,908
$65K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $115,271
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50%
90%

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$20.95 - $30.97
$24
MEDIAN: $24.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,938 - $158,908  
   
Bonus
$2,457 - $30,441  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$60,465 - $178,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.42  
   
Overtime
$36.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,457 - $30,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$60,465 - $178,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Head of IT & Infrastructure


Survey results imply that Head of IT & Infrastructures put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in IT Management, UNIX, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Internet Information Server. The majority of those who know IT Security & Infrastructure also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Head of IT & Infrastructure

Pay by Experience for a Head of IT & Infrastructure has a positive trend. An entry-level Head of IT & Infrastructure with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head of IT & Infrastructure with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Head of IT & Infrastructure which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 126 salaries. A Head of IT & Infrastructure with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,798

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Head of IT & Infrastructures, 33 percent higher than the national average. Head of IT & Infrastructures will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent) and New York (+4 percent). Head of IT & Infrastructures' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Head of IT & Infrastructures in Miami bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average.

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Key Stats for Head of IT & Infrastructure

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$118,000

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Skills That Affect Head of IT & Infrastructure Salaries

IT Management
▲11%

UNIX
▲9%




Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼0%

National Average
$118,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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