How much does an IT Director make in the United States? The average IT Director salary in the United States is $181,810 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $162,930 and $201,690. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $162,930 10% $145,741 90% $219,790 75% $201,690 $181,810 50%(Median)
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The IT Director analyzes the needs of different departments and determines ways to meet business objectives by modifying existing or developing new information processing systems. Establishes, plans, and administers the overall policies and goals for the information technology department. Being an IT Director requires a bachelor's degree. Manages the research and selection of IT equipment, applications, and supplies. In addition, IT Director typically reports to a CIO. The IT Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as an IT Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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