Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Configuration Software Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K per year on average but can range from $45K to $124K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Configuration Software Managers is high. Men working as Configuration Software Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,563 - $125,259
$45K
$83K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,416
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$13.09 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $28.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,563 - $125,259  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,563 - $124,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$12.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500 - $13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,563 - $124,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware

A configuration manager's basic job consists of administering and providing the processes that are used to manage and control the changes throughout the life cycle of software products. The software configuration manager will make sure that the software stays reliable and can be reproduced throughout the entire development process, even if there are revisions or changes that were made.

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Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Tasks

  • Identify and cooridinate processes for version management, system build, backup and recovery, archiving, and change management.
  • Support and facilitate auditing and reporting.
  • Oversee baseline configurations for applications, software, and hardware assets.
  • Identify, organize, and control software and hardware configuration changes.

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Configuration Software Managers may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Configuration Management Analyst position, where pay tends to be around $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Configuration Software Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Configuration Software Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
▲14%

Visual Studio
▲5%

National Average
$83,000

Linux
▼11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼13%

SQL
▼19%

Microsoft Office
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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