Median pay for Configuration Managers in the United States is around $82K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Configuration Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Configuration Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,334 - $120,901
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MEDIAN: $81,679
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$18.25 - $64.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,334 - $120,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$49,816 - $124,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $64.34  
   
Overtime
$28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$49,816 - $124,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Build Management, Project Management, and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Change Management and People Management. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Hardware Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Configuration Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $81K. Configuration Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries

Build Management
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National Average
$81,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Change Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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