Configuration Manager Salary

Earnings for Configuration Managers in the United States come in at around $78K annually on average. Total incomes of Configuration Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $118K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Configuration Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Configuration Managers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,984 - $113,750

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$18.29 - $66.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,984 - $113,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,505  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,835  
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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$49,921 - $118,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.29 - $66.38  
   
Overtime
$22.80 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,505  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,835  
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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$49,921 - $118,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Software Configuration, People Management, and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Change Management and Hardware Configuration. Employees educated in Project Management are typically practiced in Software Configuration, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


For Configuration Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $78K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $68K. Configuration Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $98K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
up arrow 2%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 5%

Change Management
up arrow 11%

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
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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