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Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salary

Earnings for Configuration Software Managers in the United States come in at around $82K per year on average. Most Configuration Software Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Configuration Software Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,248 - $113,484
(Median)
$45K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,791
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$14.68 - $49.15
(Median)
$15
$24
$49
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,248 - $113,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
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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$44,493 - $115,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $49.15  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $76.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
   
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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$44,493 - $115,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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 may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Configuration Management Analyst position, where pay tends to be around $60K.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in UNIX, Visual Studio, Linux, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, SQL, and Windows Operating System General Use.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $79K. On average, Configuration Software Managers make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $98K on average.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager, Software / Computer Hardware Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 20%

Visual Studio
up arrow 11%

National Average
$79,000

Linux
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
32%
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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