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Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

The majority of Information Systems Managers in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $118K per year, and the median is $75K annually. In the world of Information Systems Managers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $118K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Information Systems Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$48,654 - $112,571
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MEDIAN: $74,703
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$14.57 - $39.95
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$48,654 - $112,571  
   
Bonus
$153.19 - $14,973  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,351  
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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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$46,349 - $117,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
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Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $39.95  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $51.59  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$153.19 - $14,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $6,351  
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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$46,349 - $117,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 if they take an upper-level role like Chief Information Officer. The position pays an average $143K annually. The most common next step for an Information Systems Manager is to become an Information Technology Director or a Director of Information Systems. The former position pays an additional $25K per year on average, and the latter position pays $21K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Information Systems Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Oracle, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 22 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Exchange also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Systems (IS) Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Information Systems Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. Information Systems Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries



National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 32%

UNIX
up arrow 22%

SQL
up arrow 7%

up arrow 5%

Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$75,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%