Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

Information Systems Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $78K annually on average but can range from $48K to $120K per year. Final cash compensation to Information Systems Managers varies from around $48K to approximately $120K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $7K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Systems Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed 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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Information Systems Managers who transition into a Chief Information Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $145K per year. 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 report using 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 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. Most people experienced in Microsoft Exchange also know Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, 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.


For Information Systems Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $61K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Systems Managers make a median salary of $85K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $91K.

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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
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 8%


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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