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 $77K per year on average but can range from $48K to $119K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Systems Managers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Information Systems Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Systems Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,982 - $113,690

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$14.72 - $41.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,982 - $113,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,243  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,550  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$47,814 - $118,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,049
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $41.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.80  
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 - $14,243  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,550  
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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$47,814 - $118,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Information Officer. The latter position pays an average of $144K annually. It is quite typical for Information Systems Managers to transition into roles as Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems, where reported median earnings are $23K and $19K higher per year.

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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 29 percent, 16 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Exchange are similarly competent 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 Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Linux
0%

National Average
$78,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 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
44%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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