Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

The majority of Information Systems Managers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $120K per year, and the median is $78K annually. Total cash compensation to Information Systems Managers approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $120K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Information Systems 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 nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Information Systems Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,123 - $115,358
(Median)
$49K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,334
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$14.17 - $44.67
(Median)
$14
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,123 - $115,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,720  
Profit Sharing
$496.16 - $6,904  
Commission
$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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$48,037 - $120,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,096
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $44.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.82  
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
$0.00 - $14,720  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$496.16 - $6,904  
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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$48,037 - $120,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 $145K annually. Information Systems Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems. The median paychecks in those roles are $23K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Information Systems Managers seem to exploit a large range 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 27 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Exchange also tend to know Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Network Management / Administration are also skilled in Project Management and 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $61K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $72K. For Information Systems Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries



National Average
$79,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 27%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Linux
0%

National Average
$79,000

Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 225 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
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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