Average Information Technology (IT) Director Salary

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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Director is $117,536.
MEDIAN $117,536
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$67k - $168k
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$1000 - $21k
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$65k - $191k

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Director

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Director

The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Director are from the companies Oracle Corp., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and UnitedHealth Group. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $183,336. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dell, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $167,987 and $165,546, respectively. AT&T Inc. pays the lowest at around $125,126. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and Oracle Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $136,073 and $138,891, respectively.

Career Paths

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Information Technology (IT) Director
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Information Technology (IT) Manager
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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Director

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 $76,152 based on 194 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,923 based on 1,166 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,088 based on 2,500 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,509 based on 7,785 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,240.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (15.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.0% more).

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