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Configuration Manager Salary

Configuration Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately half of Configuration Managers. Salaries average out to around $79K annually and spread from $50K to $118K per year. Total cash compensation to Configuration Managers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $118K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Configuration Managers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Configuration Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,839 - $113,723
(Median)
$53K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,718
10%
50%
90%

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$18.34 - $66.13
(Median)
$18
$39
$66
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,839 - $113,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,835  
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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$50,255 - $118,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.34 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$22.80 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,835  
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).
)
$50,255 - $118,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Configuration Manager

Configuration manager positions are available in a wide range of industries, but they are most commonly found in technology-based businesses. Although these positions may not have specific educational requirements, gaining an entry-level position in this field (needed for eventual promotion to managerial status) often requires at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. The experience level for these openings varies by company, but extensive work as a systems administrator with knowledge of the technologies used within the hiring company is usually the minimum requirement. The position often requires security clearances and sometimes requires specific certifications; these are generally specific to individual companies and/or projects.

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Configuration Manager 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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Survey takers who work as Configuration Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Software Configuration, People Management, and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Change Management and Hardware Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $68K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $78K on average. On average, Configuration Managers make $91K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $97K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
0%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 5%

Change Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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