Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director is $70,452 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Software Architecture, and Project Management.

$38,153 - $118,028

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$11.93 - $36.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,153 - $118,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,118  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $11,635  
Total Pay (?
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$35,902 - $124,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $36.23  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $47.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,118  
   
Profit Sharing
$975 - $11,635  
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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$35,902 - $124,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Information Technology (IT) Director Advice

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

Information Technology (IT) Director in Los Angeles:
"Be ready to wear lot of hats."
As IT Director of a SMB corporation, be ready to play multiple roles in your company. The key is as you take on multiple roles try find people who can work in your department and eventually take on the roles you acquire during the tenure. If you don't do that, you'll eventually stop growing and will be stuck with day to day repetitive tasks.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Overland Park:
"Does your employer value your services?"
Be sure that your employer values IT at the level you are comfortable. You don't want to be viewed as a "necessary evil" but as a part of the strategic planning for the future of the entity you are employed by.

Information Technology (IT) Director in New York:
"You need to know everything."
Learn everything you can about how every facet of the business operates. In order to be successful you must provide solutions with real bottom-line impact to executives who do not want to know anything about the details. Phrase everything in terms of business benefit and never (visibly) do anything for the sake of technological purity.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Morton Grove:
"Be passionate, creative, and data driven."
Do not be afraid to think differently and break traditional IT molds. Be passionate about your work, drive creativity, and use data to show the value of your accomplishments.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Houston:
"Be technological not device buyer."
Be structured mind problem solver, do not impose solutions that do not meet company goals.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 61%

Software Architecture
up arrow 28%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 9%

IT Management
up arrow 11%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 21%

System Administration
up arrow 30%

Windows Support
up arrow 34%

Web Development
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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