Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds of Information Systems Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Information Systems Managers is $77K per year and can range from $47K on the lower end to $119K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Information Systems Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $47K to approximately $119K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Systems Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Information Systems Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,999 - $113,616
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,104
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$14.75 - $40.56
(Median)
$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,999 - $113,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,474  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,550  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$47,275 - $118,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,066
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $40.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.80  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,474  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,550  
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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$47,275 - $118,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Information system, or IS, managers, are the head of the information technology (IT) department and must be able to manage a team to ensure that they are functional and productive. They ensure program applications or modifications to those applications run smoothly.

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Information Systems (IS) Manager Tasks

  • implementation, deployment and operation of information systems and techonology solutions for business needs.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the development.

Common Career Paths for Information Systems (IS) Manager


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For Information Systems Managers, progressing to a Chief Information Officer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Chief Information Officer can earn $144K annually. It is quite typical for Information Systems Managers to transition into roles as Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems, where reported median earnings are $24K and $19K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Information Systems Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 20 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Microsoft Exchange also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. Information Systems Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. 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 $89K.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 20%

SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Linux
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National Average
$77,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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