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Configuration Manager Salary

Half of Configuration Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $50K to $119K per year, but median earnings come to around $78K per year. In the world of Configuration Managers, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Configuration Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,789 - $113,796
(Median)
$54K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,214
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$18.24 - $66.66
(Median)
$18
$36
$67
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,789 - $113,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,609  
Profit Sharing
$395.24 - $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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$50,345 - $119,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$18.24 - $66.66  
   
Overtime
$24.64 - $97.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,609  
   
Profit Sharing
$395.24 - $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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$50,345 - $119,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Typical Configuration Managers report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Hardware Configuration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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. The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Configuration Managers make a median salary of $91K. 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 $95K.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Hardware Configuration
up arrow 5%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%