Configuration Manager Salary

Median pay for Configuration Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $78K annually. Total incomes of Configuration Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $117K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Configuration Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,378 - $112,877
(Median)
$52K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,076
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$18.29 - $66.38
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$66
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,378 - $112,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,505  
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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$50,069 - $117,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $66.38  
   
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,505  
   
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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$50,069 - $117,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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Configuration Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Change Management and Hardware Configuration. Project Management and Software Configuration are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


Configuration Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $78K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $68K. Configuration Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. 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 $97K on average.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
0%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 4%

Change Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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