The average pay for an Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Director is $71,826 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are People Management, Team Leadership, Software Development, Project Management, and Budget Management.

$41,208 - $125,215
(Median)
$41K
$72K
$130K
MEDIAN: $71,825
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$12.44 - $32.99
(Median)
$12
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,208 - $125,215  
   
Bonus
$269.15 - $24,471  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $16,768  
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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$39,305 - $133,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 669
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $32.99  
   
Overtime
$22.14 - $45.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$269.15 - $24,471  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $16,768  
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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$39,305 - $133,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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:
"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.

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

People Management
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Team Leadership
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Software Development
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Project Management
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Budget Management
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IT Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$69,000

IT Security & Infrastructure
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Cisco Networking
up arrow 14%

Web Development
up arrow 16%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 21%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Active Directory
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System Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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