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Information Systems (IS) Manager Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Information Systems Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Information Systems Managers is $76K per year and can range from $48K on the lower end to $119K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Information Systems Managers runs from $48K to $119K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Information Systems Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Information Systems Managers survey respondents are men (78 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,162 - $112,783
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,951
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$14.97 - $40.72
(Median)
$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,162 - $112,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$498.48 - $6,515  
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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$47,911 - $118,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,058
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $40.72  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $53.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.48 - $6,515  
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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$47,911 - $118,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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At the upper end, Information Systems Managers who move into a Chief Information Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Information Officers is a much higher $144K per year. Information Technology Directors or Directors of Information Systems are common next-step roles for Information Systems Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Information Technology Directors is $24K higher on average, and it's $20K higher for Directors of Information Systems.

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Popular Skills for Information Systems (IS) Manager


Survey results imply that Information Systems Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 21 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Exchange indicates knowledge of 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. Information Systems Managers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, 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
$77,000



Skills That Affect Information Systems (IS) Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

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: 66% employee benefits None: 7%