$115,638
Avg. Salary
$28.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$13,377

Bonus

$5,915

Profit Sharing

$14,916

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $28.14 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $115,638 per year.

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MEDIAN $115,638
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$0$186K
Salary $64,972 - $165,333
Bonus $1,942 - $34,279
Profit Sharing $955 - $20,544
Commission $1,546 - $58,175
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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$63,272 - $186,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,369
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $15.64 - $77.57
Overtime $18.38 - $55.46
Annual Data $0$186K
Bonus $1,942 - $34,279
Commission $1,546 - $58,175
Profit Sharing $955 - $20,544
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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$63,272 - $186,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 455

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$256K

$145,000

Dell, Inc.
19 profiles
$152,128

$136,073

Oracle Corp.
17 profiles
$135,987

YMCA
14 profiles
$96,481

Fiserv Inc
13 profiles
$132,257

$151,000

AT&T Inc.
11 profiles
$125,126

KPMG, LLP
9 profiles
$195,183

$143,750

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.

Information Technology (IT) Director Job Listings

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: $119,533

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 Advice

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

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.

Information Technology (IT) Director in San Antonio:
"Leadership Of The Company."
If I knew the leadership was as terrible as it is, I would not have taken the position.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Miami:
"Know The Strategy."
It is important to know and understand the goals and objectives of a company and even more important to have that information clearly communicated throughout the organization.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Kennett Square:
"You Can't Know It All."
Technology changes too fast for one person to know it all. Hire good people, and stay focused on your ability to manage people and tasks.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Los Angeles:
Be smart and learn everything in your trade. Be fair and ambitious.

Information Technology (IT) Director in Portland:
"Go STEM."
Stay Fresh, technology moves fast.

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
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2398 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
38%

Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Director Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$120,000

▼25%

▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2398 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%