Configuration Manager Salary

For Configuration Managers, yearly average wages total $81K annually. Cash earnings for Configuration Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $123K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Male Configuration Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Configuration Managers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,892 - $119,670
$53K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,433
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$17.48 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,892 - $119,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,249  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,263  
Total Pay (?
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$49,541 - $123,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.48 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,249  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,263  
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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$49,541 - $123,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

  • Identify and cooridinate processes for version management, system build, backup and recovery, archiving, and change management.
  • Support and facilitate auditing and reporting.
  • Oversee baseline configurations for applications, software, and hardware assets.
  • Identify, organize, and control software and hardware configuration changes.

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Popular Skills for Configuration Manager


Survey results suggest that Configuration Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Build Management, Hardware Configuration, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Change Management. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Hardware Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

Pay by Experience for a Configuration Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Configuration Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Configuration Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Configuration Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 89 salaries. A Configuration Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,901

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Configuration Managers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Configuration Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+27 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Baltimore (+16 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Configuration Managers in Dayton earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (18 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (14 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲16%

▲1%

National Average
$80,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries

Build Management
▲35%




National Average
$80,000

People Management
▼2%

Change Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 11%
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