Director of Information Technology Services Salary

Wages for Directors of IT Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Cash earnings for Directors of IT Services — including $36K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $64K to $184K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Directors of IT Services far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$64,942 - $161,680
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $110,139
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$14.79 - $88.19
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$0$182K
Salary $64,942 - $161,680
Bonus $1,518 - $31,180
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $24,832
Commission $8,000
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$63,445 - $182,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 756
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $14.79 - $88.19
Overtime $37.72
Annual Data $0$182K
Bonus $1,518 - $31,180
Commission $8,000
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $24,832
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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$63,445 - $182,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Director of Information Technology Services

The director of information technology services is responsible for planning, organizing, and ensuring the execution of all of the information technology functions to meet the needs and goals of the business. They work as part of an administrative team, as well as supervise the information technology staff that carries out their departmental tasks.

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Director of Information Technology Services Tasks

  • Hire, review, and fire managers.
  • Work with the IT steering committee to establish the strategic direction of the Company's information systems as well as executing the strategy.
  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and technology solutions for business needs.
  • Identify and propose new information technologies and systems to improve business processes and decision making.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.

Common Career Paths for Director of Information Technology Services


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As Directors of IT Services transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Technology Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Technology Officers earn $148K on average per year. Typical career progression for a Director of Information Technology Services involves becoming a Chief Information Officer or a VP of Information Technology, roles that pay $31K more and $29K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Director of Information Technology Services


Survey results imply that Directors of IT Services deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Budget Management, Strategic Planning, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Budget Management and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Information Technology Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Information Technology Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Information Technology Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Information Technology Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Director of Information Technology Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 532 salaries. A Director of Information Technology Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 270 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,239

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of IT Services, 39 percent higher than the national average. Directors of IT Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+28 percent), Irvine (+21 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and New York (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Charlotte Directors of IT Services earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Raleigh (18 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Director of Information Technology Services

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Director of Information Technology Services Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$115,000

▼1%

▼15%

▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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