For Configuration Software Managers, annual average wages total $83K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Configuration Software Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,731 - $117,128
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$44K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,939
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$13.09 - $49.66
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$13
$32
$50
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,731 - $117,128  
   
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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$43,731 - $117,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
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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$43,731 - $117,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Compensation may take a strong hit for Configuration Software Managers who move to positions like Configuration Management Analyst. Configuration Management Analysts usually 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, 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 $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Configuration Software Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Configuration Software Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $93K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 14%

Visual Studio
up arrow 6%

National Average
$83,000

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 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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