Configuration Manager Salary

Configuration Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K per year on average but can range from $51K to $119K per year. Total cash compensation to Configuration Managers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $119K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Configuration Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Most Configuration Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,666 - $114,343
(Median)
$54K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,003
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$18.24 - $66.66
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$18
$36
$67
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,666 - $114,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,122  
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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$50,593 - $119,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.24 - $66.66  
   
Overtime
$22.80 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,122  
   
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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$50,593 - $119,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Software Configuration, Hardware Configuration, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Change Management and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $67K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $78K. Configuration Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Change Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%