Configuration Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $81K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Configuration Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Configuration Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,321 - $118,637
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$52K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,994
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$18.25 - $64.42
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,321 - $118,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$49,837 - $122,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $64.42  
   
Overtime
$28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$49,837 - $122,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Configuration Manager


Survey results imply that Configuration Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Build Management, Project Management, and Software Configuration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Change Management and Hardware Configuration. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Hardware Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


For Configuration Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $81K. Configuration Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Configuration Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries

Build Management
up arrow 34%


Software Configuration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

People Management
up arrow 3%


Change Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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