Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

With around half of Configuration Software Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Configuration Software Managers is $84K per year and can range from $44K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Configuration Software Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,185 - $113,484
(Median)
$44K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,622
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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
$44,185 - $113,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
Total Pay (?
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$43,700 - $114,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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$43,700 - $114,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

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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 $60K.

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Survey results suggest that Configuration Software Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Visual Studio, Linux, and Windows Operating System General Use 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 NT / 2000 / XP Networking 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.


For many Configuration Software Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Configuration Software Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Configuration Software Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

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 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 17%
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