Configuration Manager Salary

An average Configuration Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $82K per year. Overall cash earnings of Configuration Managers stretch from $49K near the bottom to $125K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Configuration Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$53,600 - $120,069
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$82K
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MEDIAN: $82,063
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$17.58 - $63.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,600 - $120,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,665  
Total Pay (?
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$49,406 - $124,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $63.60  
   
Overtime
$28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,665  
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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$49,406 - $124,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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


Configuration Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Build Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 34 percent above average. Hardware Configuration and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 34 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Change Management. Most people experienced in Project Management also 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: $80,386

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

Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Configuration Managers, 43 percent above the national average. Configuration Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+27 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Baltimore (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Configuration Managers in Dayton earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Salt Lake City (19 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$80,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries

Build Management
▲34%




National Average
$80,000

People Management
▼3%

Change Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 10%
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