1. Director, Business Technology
$143,934 to $180,280, with a national average of $158,253.
Plan, direct and coordinate the activities of designated system development projects to ensure the goals and objectives of all IT projects are accomplished on time and under budget. Often is responsible for managing the budget for areas involving computer system development, hardware and software. Establish work plans and staffing for each phase of a given software or hardware project, and arrange for the recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
Killer Management Trait:
A manager's manager position. You're the guy or gal who has to make sure all the trains are running and on time at all times. A great Director of Business Technology understands system development life cycles and documentation standards, and has plenty of experiencing managing disparate units within the IT organization.