Configuration Software Managers in the United States can expect wages of $83K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up a slight majority of Configuration Software Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Configuration Software Managers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,383 - $121,795
$44K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,270
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$24.69 - $42.25
$33
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,383 - $121,795  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,248 - $121,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.75  
   
Overtime
$12.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $19,574  
   
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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$44,248 - $121,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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 see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Configuration Management Analyst. The average pay for a Configuration Management Analyst is $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 many Configuration Software Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Configuration Software Managers make a median salary of $91K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 13%

Visual Studio
up arrow 5%

National Average
$83,000

Linux
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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