Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

With just below three-fifths of Information Systems Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $125K per year and averages out to $82K per year. Final cash compensation to Information Systems Managers varies from around $47K to approximately $125K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Information Systems Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Information Systems Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,912 - $120,376
$49K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,024
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$13.42 - $50.60
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$24
$51
MEDIAN: $23.75
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$0$125K
Salary $48,912 - $120,376
Bonus $502 - $15,333
Profit Sharing $387.83 - $10,304
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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$46,510 - $125,165
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 681
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $13.42 - $50.60
Overtime $18.71 - $51.06
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $502 - $15,333
Profit Sharing $387.83 - $10,304
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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$46,510 - $125,165
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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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As Information Systems Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Information Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Information Officers earn $146K on average per year. Information Systems Managers typically move into roles as Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems, and those positions pay $22K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Survey results imply that Information Systems Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in ERP, Project Management, SQL, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Network Management / Administration, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Project Management also know Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Pay by Experience for an Information Systems (IS) Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Systems (IS) Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Systems (IS) Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Information Systems (IS) Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 348 salaries. An Information Systems (IS) Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 145 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,645

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

Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Systems Managers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Information Systems Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Washington (+25 percent), Denver (+19 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Miami Information Systems Managers have considerably lower salaries, 36 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle (8 percent lower) and Indianapolis (3 percent lower).

Information Systems (IS) Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Systems (IS) Manager?

Information Systems (IS) Manager in New York:
"Management lifestyle."
Pros: Ability to assist and change the status quo in technology.
Cons: Salary.

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Key Stats for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$82,000

▼5%

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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