Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Approximately half of Configuration Software Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $117K per year, but median earnings come to around $84K per year. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Configuration Software Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Configuration Software Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,864 - $116,212
(Median)
$47K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,419
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90%

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$17.62 - $48.79
(Median)
$18
$25
$49
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,864 - $116,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$45,800 - $117,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $48.79  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $75.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$45,800 - $117,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

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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 $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. 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 $85K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Configuration Software Managers make a median salary of $89K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $97K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 12%

Visual Studio
up arrow 4%

National Average
$84,000

Linux
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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