Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Median pay for Configuration Software Managers in the United States is around $83K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Configuration Software Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,376 - $113,350
(Median)
$44K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,962
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$14.79 - $48.97
(Median)
$15
$24
$49
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,376 - $113,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
Total Pay (?
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$43,802 - $114,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $48.97  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $75.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
   
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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$43,802 - $114,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Configuration Software Managers who take a Configuration Management Analyst role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Configuration Management Analysts is usually $60K.

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Configuration Software Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Visual Studio, Linux, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, SQL, and Windows Operating System General Use.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $80K. On average, Configuration Software Managers make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $98K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 16%

Visual Studio
up arrow 8%

National Average
$81,000

Linux
up arrow 9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

SQL
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 17%
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