Configuration Manager Salary

Configuration Managers in the United States take home an average $80K per year. Total cash earnings of Configuration Managers range from $51K on the low end to $121K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Configuration Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,615 - $115,550
(Median)
$54K
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MEDIAN: $79,951
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$18.64 - $65.89
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,615 - $115,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
Profit Sharing
$375.23 - $7,698  
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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$50,529 - $120,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.64 - $65.89  
   
Overtime
$27.51 - $117.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.23 - $7,698  
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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$50,529 - $120,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Software Configuration, People Management, and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Change Management and Hardware Configuration. Experience with Project Management is often linked with knowledge of Software Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


For Configuration Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $68K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. 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 $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries



National Average
$80,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 8%

Change Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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