Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

Information Systems Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K per year, but may range from $48K to $119K per year. Total incomes of Information Systems Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $14K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $119K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Information Systems Managers survey respondents are men (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,943 - $113,917
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,132
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$14.69 - $40.65
(Median)
$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$48,943 - $113,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,489  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,796  
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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$47,636 - $119,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $40.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.66  
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 - $14,489  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,796  
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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$47,636 - $119,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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. The most common next step for an Information Systems Manager is to become an Information Technology Director or a Director of Information Systems. The former position pays an additional $24K per year on average, and the latter position pays $19K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Survey results imply that Information Systems Managers deploy 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, 17 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Exchange are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Manager

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


Information Systems Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average 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
$78,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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