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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director is $68,241 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Architecture and IT Security & Infrastructure.
Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salary (?
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$38,531 - $113,444
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,240
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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salary (?
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$11.82 - $36.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,531 - $113,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,535  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $9,933  
Commission
$2,000 - $7,500  
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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$35,844 - $121,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 881
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $36.07  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $46.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,535  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $9,933  
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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$35,844 - $121,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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$67,000
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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 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.
Information Technology (IT) Director in West Palm Beach:
"Executives Already Know The Answer To Their Own Question."
Tell the truth. 90% of all Executives know the answer to their own questions.
Information Technology (IT) Director in New York:
"Listen And Learn."
Most people performing their jobs daily, understand it better than an outside expert. You simply have to learn what questions to ask, along with how and when to ask these questions, to get a comprehensive response or one that you can work with. Strategic thinking and active listening are probably the two most important aspects of this job.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

Software Architecture
up arrow 32%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 22%
Project Management
up arrow 7%
IT Management
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National Average
$67,000
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 15%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 16%
System Administration
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Web Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%