Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

Information Systems Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three-fifths of Information Systems Managers. Salaries average out to around $82K per year and spread from $46K to $125K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Systems Managers bottoms out near $46K and approaches $125K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $24K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Information Systems Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,507 - $120,064
$49K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,865
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$13.42 - $46.37
$13
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $23.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,507 - $120,064  
   
Bonus
$498.89 - $14,957  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $24,204  
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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$46,116 - $124,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $46.37  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.89 - $14,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $24,204  
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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$46,116 - $124,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

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

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 $146K annually. Career advancement for the typical Information Systems Manager often leads to becoming an Information Technology Director or a Director of Information Systems; median salaries in these positions are $22K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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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, skills in ERP, Project Management, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Network Management / Administration, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office. People who know Project Management usually also know Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Systems Managers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Systems Managers make a median salary of $88K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,585

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Information Systems Managers, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Information Systems Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent), New York (+24 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and San Jose (+16 percent). Information Systems Managers in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 37 percent less than the national average. Workers in Seattle and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$82,000

▼5%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

ERP
▲17%


Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▲3%

SQL
▲2%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼0%

National Average
$82,000









Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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