The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $39.58 per hour.
The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $78,707 per year.
|Salary||$46,979 - $117,446|
|Bonus||$1,093 - $15,101|
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|$50,800 - $129,498|
Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Director
Information technology (IT) directors are responsible for managing and directing IT operations for their companies and providing leadership and technical advice to lead their departments. They may also be responsible for developing effective strategies for deploying technology and software, testing hardware devices and applications before introducing them to management, and managing schedules and deployment contracts.Read More...
These directors develop strong business relationships with vendors to obtain better pricing and save company resources, and must work well in a team setting with other managers and supervisors to reach goals within given time-frames. Their main duties may also include distributing budgets and reporting their progress to a supervisor or vice president in their organization. They must have strong interpersonal abilities to communicate information concepts, explain technology processes in detail, and facilitate the interaction of IT professionals, vendors, clients, and staff. They may also be tasked with finding innovative solutions for workplace conflicts, using Microsoft Office programs, troubleshooting software, and managing different operating systems.
Those in this position work primarily in an office environment and may need to create technology policies and guidelines for their department. They must always evaluate company needs and requirements and strive to provide excellent client service by implementing quality service training for all IT staff. A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in a directing capacity is highly beneficial. Leadership and technology certifications are also helpful. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Build relationships with external IT vendors and service providers.
- Benchmark and make recommendations for the improvement of the IT infrastructure of IT systems.
- Review the performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements.
- Ready organization for IT security audits or investigations.
- Manage security of network, systems, and enterprise information.
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