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Head of IT & Infrastructure Salary

On average, Head of IT & Infrastructures in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($116K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,019 - $149,955
MEDIAN: $115,804

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$65,019 - $149,955  
$2,013 - $30,162  
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).
$64,572 - $170,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Management, Project Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Internet Information Server, UNIX, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. 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. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $65K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $101K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $124K. Head of IT & Infrastructures with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $129K.

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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 18%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

up arrow 9%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%