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Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

Information Systems Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Information Systems Managers. Salaries average out to around $76K per year and spread from $48K to $119K per year. Total cash earnings of Information Systems Managers range from $48K on the low end to $119K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $7K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Information Systems Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,190 - $112,979
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,218
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$14.97 - $40.73
(Median)
$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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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
$49,190 - $112,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,714  
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $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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$47,968 - $118,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,041
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $40.73  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $53.36  
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 - $14,714  
   
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $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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$47,968 - $118,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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Information Systems Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Information Officer. The latter position pays an average of $144K annually. When Information Systems Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems. Those roles pay an additional $24K and $20K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 21 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Exchange are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Information Systems Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Information Systems Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $87K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 32%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 21%



SQL
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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 259 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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