The average pay for an Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director is $71,946 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Budget Management, Software Development, Microsoft SQL Server, and IT Management.

$41,847 - $126,375
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MEDIAN: $71,946
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$12.43 - $31.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,847 - $126,375  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $24,662  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $16,638  
Commission
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$40,022 - $135,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $31.71  
   
Overtime
$22.52 - $47.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $24,662  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $16,638  
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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$40,022 - $135,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Director in Los Angeles:
"Actively Listen, enlist participation from subordinates."
Indecision will create chaos, change may be good, own you accomplishments and mistakes. Enjoy what you do.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Seattle:
"Workload overload."
Wish I knew just how behind everything was, and that the stress level would be enormous.

Information Technology (IT) Director in San Antonio:
"The stresses of working in the IT industry."
Learn to be very patient and never take anything personal.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Indianapolis:
"Size Up Expectations."
Evaluate your predecessor's work practices and habits to understand expectations across job functions and constituent groups.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Fort Worth:
"Its not as hard as it seems initially."
Talk with your superiors often; get clear on your responsibilities; and work with your boss to design the first 6 months of goals/priorities; work hard daily, but always make time to cultivate relationships.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Roseville:
"Slow to change, fast to adapt."
One of the biggest things I learned was the need to adapt to new issues quickly, and resolves issues yesterday, but not to force blanket changes on my staff quickly. Don't let people try to push you around. Be understanding and considerate, but stand firm on your principles.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Santa Clara:
"Do it the right way the first time."
There are a lot of ways to accomplish a goal in IT. However, there is typically only a handful of ways that is right for YOUR business. Don't get stuck in what you've done "in the past" as it might not be right for your current employer. Do what is right, and do it the first time. Cutting corners will only cost the company (and you) later in your career.

Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Director

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
063
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
34%
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 70%

Budget Management
up arrow 21%

Software Development
up arrow 18%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 16%

IT Management
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$69,000

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 6%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 13%

Web Development
up arrow 17%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 23%

System Administration
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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