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Configuration Manager Salary

With about one-half of Configuration Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $119K per year and averages out to $79K per year. Total cash compensation to Configuration Managers bottoms out near $50K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Configuration Managers making up 59 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Configuration Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,183 - $113,901
(Median)
$52K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,715
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$18.34 - $66.13
(Median)
$18
$39
$66
MEDIAN: $39.00
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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
$52,183 - $113,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
Profit Sharing
$392.29 - $7,891  
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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$49,855 - $118,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$392.29 - $7,891  
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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$49,855 - $118,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Configuration Managers report a narrow range of specific 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, Hardware Configuration, and People Management.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $68K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $78K. Configuration Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $98K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 5%

Change Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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