Incident Manager Salary

Incident Managers in the United States can expect wages of $73K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Incident Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Incident Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,389 - $109,409
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,726
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$14.19 - $58.19
(Median)
$14
$29
$58
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,389 - $109,409  
   
Bonus
$789 - $11,101  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $3,000  
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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$45,860 - $113,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $58.19  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $103.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$789 - $11,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $3,000  
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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$45,860 - $113,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Incident Manager

Incident managers are responsible for identifying emerging incidents and ensuring their prompt resolution. Their primary responsibility is to address and solve service failures as quickly and effectively as possible. These managers work with the team directly associated with the malfunctioning process (as well as other relevant personnel) to identify the inciting incident and develop potential solutions. Once the issue has been resolved, the incident manager works with the team to establish procedures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. In addition to responding to these situations, incident managers work proactively to test and identify possible issues through walk-throughs, simulations, and other testing methods; they are then responsible for suggesting preventative process changes. Incident managers must report issues, progress, and proposals for process changes to their supervisors and other managers.

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Incident Manager Tasks

  • Set up support IT systems so consumers and employees of the organization can utilize systems with minimal issues.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the incident management process and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop and implement the incident management process.
  • Analyze incident trends and recommend corrective actions as necessary.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Incident Managers who took the survey. Technical Analysis and Information Technology Infrastructure Library are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Incident Manager

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


Incident Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $79K. Incident Managers see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $94K on average.

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Experience Affects Incident Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Incident Manager Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 10%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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