Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Information Technology Manager can expect to rake in roughly $63K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers stretch from $36K on the lower end to $101K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,285 - $100,321
$40K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,550
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$11.97 - $29.91
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$18
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MEDIAN: $18.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,285 - $100,321  
   
Bonus
$197.44 - $10,350  
Profit Sharing
$200.27 - $8,940  
Commission
$6,600  
Total Pay (?
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$35,504 - $101,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $29.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$20.96 - $48.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.44 - $10,350  
   
Commission
$6,600  
Profit Sharing
$200.27 - $8,940  
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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$35,504 - $101,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,876

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+43 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and New York (+26 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

Information Technology (IT) Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Shelton:
"Staff issues."
Make sure the company you work for understands the staffing needs of the technology they want to implement.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Houston:
"Work hard and don't be afraid to take on extra work."
Work very hard at what you do. Do not be afraid to take on extra work or learn new technologies as it shifts on a yearly basis. You must learn to be able to work on any issue from help desk to networking. Teach your workers new skills and let them grow in their career. Do not hold them back because they will make your department look strong even if they leave you can always get someone fresh who is willing to learn. It is very important to have excellent communication skills in this role.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in East Lansing:
"You should never stop learning. Everyone is important."
Every one on your staff has a gift, help them find what they are good at. If your staff are happy and feel valued you have half the battle won.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Norridge:
"Question Everything."
1. Set clear goals and set clear standards for your team. (AND address an employee who isn't meeting a high bar immediately.) 2. Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on. 3. Look for trouble. (Know that you're going to have to fire/layoff people, but treat people with compassion) 4. You can't give enough SINCERE positive feedback. (employees will sense the sincere part)

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Research new technologies as part of your daily work routine. Make it high priority.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Take the time to research new technology as part of your work routine. Make it mandatory.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Ask questions."
You have three jobs: the job you are paid to do, constantly surveying the field, and predicting what you will need to be doing in 3 years.

Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Manager

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 349 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Manager Salaries

SQL
▲13%


Microsoft SQL Server
▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼3%

Cisco Networking
▼4%

Linux
▼8%

Windows 2003 Server
▼8%



Microsoft Exchange
▼11%



HTML
▼14%

Microsoft Word
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 349 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%
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