Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Earnings for Configuration Software Managers in the United States come in at around $84K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Configuration Software Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14.79 - $48.97

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Salary
$42,681 - $113,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
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$42,675 - $115,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $48.97  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $75.76  
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$0.00 - $14,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$42,675 - $115,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. SQL and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation.

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

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. 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 $99K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 14%

Visual Studio
up arrow 6%

National Average
$82,000

Linux
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 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
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 16%
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