Information Technology (IT) Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Information Technology Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $114K per year. In the world of Information Technology Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $61K and $184K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $34K and $20K, respectively. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and location are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$64,021 - $163,151
$64K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $113,404
10%
50%
90%

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$15.52 - $74.49
$16
$28
$74
MEDIAN: $27.76
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$0$184K
Salary $64,021 - $163,151
Bonus $1,527 - $33,901
Profit Sharing $486 - $20,955
Commission $0.00 - $55,000
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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$62,236 - $184,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,830
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $15.52 - $74.49
Overtime $14.45 - $50.72
Annual Data $0$184K
Bonus $1,527 - $33,901
Commission $0.00 - $55,000
Profit Sharing $486 - $20,955
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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$62,236 - $184,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 437

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.

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Information Technology (IT) Director Tasks

  • 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.

Information Technology (IT) Director Pay By Employer

$0$257K

Dell, Inc.
20 profiles
$148,823

$141,468

$140,124

Oracle Corp.
14 profiles
$135,636

YMCA
12 profiles
$98,871

$146,568

$142,937

Fiserv Inc
10 profiles
$130,000

AT&T Inc.
10 profiles
$122,616

$160,000

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Director


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There are some Information Technology Directors — though it's uncommon — that transition into VPs of Technology, where earnings are an average $154K annually. Information Technology Directors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Chief Information Officers or VPs of Information Technology. The median paychecks in those roles are $28K higher and $26K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Director


Information Technology Directors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 20 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Those listing Windows Server 2012 R2 as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. System Administration and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in People Management and IT Management. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Director

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 735 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 1,479 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 4,565 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 2,638 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,399

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Technology Directors, 30 percent higher than the national average. Information Technology Directors will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent).

Information Technology (IT) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Director?

Information Technology (IT) Director in Fayetteville:
Pros: Helping people get what they need to do a good job for their students and their research.
Cons: High stress, untenable workload, competing priorities.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Denver:
"Solid Company, Good Benefits, Opportunity To Excel."
Pros: Lots of flexibility to drive your own career forward.
Cons: Big company culture.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Director

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2112 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
36%

Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$117,000

▼23%

▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2112 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%