Configuration Manager Salary

The average Configuration Manager in the United States earns approximately $78K per year. Total cash compensation for Configuration Managers runs from $50K to $117K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Men working as Configuration Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,697 - $113,093
(Median)
$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,172
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$18.34 - $66.13
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$18
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$66
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,697 - $113,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$50,211 - $117,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.34 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$22.80 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
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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$50,211 - $117,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Survey takers who work as Configuration Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Software Configuration, People Management, and Hardware Configuration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Change Management and Hardware Configuration. Competency in Project Management frequently indicates knowledge of Software Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Configuration Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $68K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $78K. Configuration Managers see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $97K on average.

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Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries


Software Configuration
0%

National Average
$79,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Hardware Configuration
up arrow 4%

Change Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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