Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary (United States)

Information Systems (IS) Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $75,216 annually, on average, but can range from $46,265 to $117,262 per year. Overall cash income ranges from $48,572 near the bottom to $111,542) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $15,025 from bonuses and $6,326 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with the vast majority reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Information Systems (IS) Managers are male. Most Information Systems (IS) Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary (?
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$48,572 - $111,542
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MEDIAN: $74,280
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Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary (?
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$14.77 - $39.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,572 - $111,542  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $15,025  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,326  
Total Pay (?
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$46,265 - $117,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $39.57  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $51.59  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$244.68 - $15,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,326  
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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$46,265 - $117,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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 (IS) Managers may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Chief Information Officer position may earn an additional $67K per year. IT Directors or Director of Information Systemss are common next-step roles for Information Systems (IS) Managers moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $25K or $21K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Information Systems (IS) Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, UNIX, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 21 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Microsoft Exchange tend to be well-versed 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.
Information Systems (IS) Managers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. New salaries start at $59K and reach $70K in five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $82K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Information Systems (IS) Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $88K. The largest number of Information Systems (IS) Managers have 10 to 20 years of experience, followed by those with one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Portland
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Chicago
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Austin
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Nashville
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$75,000
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Seattle
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Information Systems (IS) Managers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Portland, Chicago, and Austin, where Information Systems (IS) Managers annually earn 26 percent, 20 percent, 17 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. Information Systems (IS) Managers in Lansing earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (-11 percent) and Seattle (-6 percent).

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
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UNIX
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Linux
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SQL
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Project Management
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$75,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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