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Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Configuration Software Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $82K per year on average but can range from $45K to $114K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Configuration Software Managers survey respondents are men (76 percent). For the most part, Configuration Software Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,081 - $112,378
(Median)
$45K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,504
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$14.90 - $48.79
(Median)
$15
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,081 - $112,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,087  
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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$44,596 - $113,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $48.79  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $75.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,087  
   
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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$44,596 - $113,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware


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As Configuration Software Managers make advancements to positions like Configuration Management Analyst, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Configuration Management Analysts make $60K.

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Configuration Software Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX and Visual Studio are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, SQL, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.

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

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Configuration Software Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $96K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 20%

Visual Studio
up arrow 11%

National Average
$78,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 17%