Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director is $71,814 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Software Development, IT Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Strategic Project Management.

$43,351 - $128,206
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MEDIAN: $71,814
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$11.97 - $39.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,351 - $128,206  
   
Bonus
$295.35 - $24,447  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $16,638  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$40,508 - $136,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $39.04  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $45.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$295.35 - $24,447  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $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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$40,508 - $136,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Information Technology (IT) Director Advice

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

Information Technology (IT) Director in Sierra Vista:
"Don't be cheap."
Don't try to pinch pennies to impress your new boss. It will come back to bite you. Instead, be frugal, shop smart, there is much value in quality and convenience.

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.

Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Director

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
35%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

People Management
▲78%

Software Development
▲16%

IT Management
▲13%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲13%

Project Management
▲11%

Strategic Project Management
▲11%

Microsoft Office
▲3%

National Average
$70,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼6%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼9%

Network Management / Administration
▼15%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼15%

Web Development
▼17%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▼20%

Cisco Networking
▼26%

System Administration
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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