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Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Configuration Software Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $81K per year, but may range from $45K to $115K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Configuration Software Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$47,045 - $112,397
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MEDIAN: $80,527
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$15.32 - $49.84
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National Salary Data

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$47,045 - $112,397  
   
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$0.00 - $12,605  
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$45,472 - $115,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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$15.32 - $49.84  
   
Overtime
$26.96 - $67.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,605  
   
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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$45,472 - $115,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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While many Configuration Software Managerstransition into Configuration Management Analyst roles, the job pays an average $60K annually.

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Configuration Software Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Fortunate workers who know UNIX command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, SQL, and Windows Operating System General Use. Experience with Linux is often linked with knowledge of UNIX.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. Configuration Software Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. 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 $96K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 25%

National Average
$75,000

Linux
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 17%