JOB TITLES: IT director

By Loretta W. Prencipe, InfoWorld |  Career

From supporting the strategic technical needs of retail operations to those
of call centers, the duties of a director of information technology vary from company
to company.

Compensation

Salary

Average salary: $81,048

Percent who feel fairly compensated: 49%

Bonuses

Average bonus: $7,944

Percent receiving profit-sharing bonus: 64%

Percent receiving annual personal performance bonus: 74%

Percent receiving project completion bonus: 22%

Raises

Percent whose salary rose over past year: 77.3%

Average percentage of salary increase: 11.65%

Percent receiving merit increase: 56.6%

Percent receiving standard increase assigned by company for all job positions: 22.2%

Percent receiving increase after moving to a different company: 11.6%

Top three motivation factors

1. Compensation

2. Recognition from managers and users

3. Satisfaction of helping the company run efficiently

Vital statistics

Experience

Average number of years in IT: 15.1

Average number of years at current company: 5.9

Place in organization

Average number of direct/indirect reports: 14

Reports to chairman or CEO: 38.5%

Reports to CIO: 22%

Reports to CTO: 2.4%

Highest level of education completed

Bachelor's degree: 50.2%

Master's degree: 26.3%

No certifications held: 67%

Time on, time off

Average hours worked per week: 51.4

Percent that receive time off with less demanding workload: 2%

Web resources

IT Ring - www.itring.org

This extensive portal provides links to resources on information technology and
management.

Association of Information Technology Professionals - href="http://www.aitp.org">www.aitp.org

Chapters of this association, located throughout the United States, offer
networking and professional support to IT managers.

Source: 2000 InfoWorld Compensation Survey

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