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Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

Head of IT & Infrastructures receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $117K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Job satisfaction for Head of IT & Infrastructures is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$63,781 - $148,766
MEDIAN: $114,004

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$63,781 - $148,766  
$1,957 - $29,875  
Profit Sharing
$9,721 - $30,521  
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).
$61,315 - $168,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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

Survey results show that Head of IT & Infrastructures use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Project Management, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Internet Information Server, UNIX, and Network Management / Administration. It is often found that people who know IT Security & Infrastructure are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Head of IT & Infrastructure

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $99K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $124K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $128K on average.

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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 Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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


2 %
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%