Average Information Technology (IT) Director Salary

$119,636
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$14,631
Bonus
$16,500
Commission
$6,945
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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $119,636.
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$69k
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$120k
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$171k
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What Do Information Technology (IT) Directors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Information Technology (IT) Director

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The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Director are from the companies Oracle Corp., UnitedHealth Group and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Reported salaries are highest at KPMG, LLP where the average pay is $197,739. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dell, Inc. and UnitedHealth Group, earning around $167,987 and $147,316, respectively. First Chinese Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $69,478. Footprint Retail Services and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $102,439 and $138,758, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Directors?

Skills in Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, IT Security & Infrastructure, Network Management / Administration and IT Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Directors?

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,902 based on 22 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,851 based on 727 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,871 based on 1,419 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,300 based on 5,614 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $131,085.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13,155 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.2%
Early Career
5.5%
Mid Career
10.8%
Experienced
42.7%
Late Career
40.8%